How Therapy Works

All therapy is aimed at helping you to feel better or change something about yourself. Each form has its own particular focus or approach and you may not know what the best kind is for you. That is why I will spend time listening to you and will ask you how your problem is affecting you and what you want to achieve. Together, we will then discuss the best way to deal with your problem.

I have the benefit of being trained in many different approaches and I can help you by using the best therapy techniques to suit you.

Every person attending for therapy has their own individual set of circumstances and reasons for doing so. Sometimes all we need is to be able to talk to a therapist about what we are feeling and "to get things off our chest". Other times we "feel stuck" and can't change ourselves so we need an intervention to help get us moving again and sometimes we may require a combination of different techniques to help us on our way. 

The therapeutic techniques I use are modern cutting edge and designed to work quickly and cause permanent or long lasting change.

Some examples of how therapy works are by helping you to change or improve:

* the ways in which you react or respond in certain situations.
* the way you think and feel about yourself or others
* Helping you overcome fears and phobias
* Helping you to handle past traumatic or upsetting events
* Helping you release bad feelings and understand emotions
* helping you with worrying and other problematic thoughts
* change unwanted habits 
* change unhelpful beliefs and self talk
* improving confidence and self esteem, body esteem
* Help you to relax and be less tense.
* Improve how you do things such as playing sports etc.
* helping you to express yourself 


Why can I not just stop doing this?

Most thoughts and behaviours we do are "automatic" by that I mean we don't rationally "decide" to do them.  Instead another part of our brain decides what to do. An example of this is suddenly finding yourself reaching for something to eat even though you are not hungry or shouting something in an argument that you later regret.

The techniques I use, focus on changing the reaction or behaviour before it occurs.

Your brain works so fast that by the time you realise what's happening consciously, it's already too late to stop and that's why many people know what they "want to do" or "should do" but can't stop themselves from doing it.