Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all of my therapy sessions are now being conducted online (using Zoom/Skype/Facetime) or by telephone. This method of delivery is equally effective as face to face therapy sessions though it takes a few minutes to get used to.
Many front line doctors, nurses and paramedics are having to deal with things that they are not prepared for. I volunteer my time to The Trauma Response Network (TRN) which is mobilised to help exactly those people. By visiting the website https://www.traumaresponsenetwork.org/turn-to-us any frontline worker can access free EMDR sessions to minimise their distress and maximise their ability to cope.
Additionally, I am offering online sessions of 30 minutes (£20.00) or an hour (£35.00) for others who are experiencing high levels of anxiety or distress due to the pandemic. The sessions have been designed to provide psychological first aid and for preventing relapses into depression or anxiety conditions.
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For further information from the government you can click here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public.
Finding A Solution That’s Right For You
The chances are that you will have arrived at this webpage because you think that you, or someone close to you is stuck and needs help. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an umbrella term for several different evidence-based psychotherapies. This means that the techniques have been shown in clinical trials to be beneficial to many people experiencing a wide range of emotional difficulties. You do not need a GP referral to make an appointment.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
I offer psychotherapy in a form of CBT called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In ACT (said as “act” not as individual letters) we make the assumption that pain and suffering are a normal and unavoidable part of human experience. Because we naturally try to avoid pain and suffering we unwittingly set up unhelpful thought and behaviour patterns that actually lead to more long term suffering. ACT differs from traditional CBT by teaching people how to accept the thoughts and feelings that are out of their personal control and commit to action that improves and enriches their lives.
Additionally I practice traditional CBT. This focuses on the inter-relationship between our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. It works to challenge unhelpful ways of thinking and to switch unhelpful behaviour into more helpful ways.
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