Counselling / Psychotherapy Services Offered

Psychotherapy enables us to have a deepened awareness of ourselves, our relationship patterns and the choices available to us in the present. Through a recreation of our past, it helps us to gain understanding and insight into the origins of our disturbing issues, be they emotional, psychological or relational. Increasing awareness along with a range of helpful strategies and techniques, in turn, can enable us to work through our difficulties.

Psychological issues are common and can benefit from professional help.

Some of the areas I work with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger management
  • Low self-esteem
  • Identity issues
  • Grief counselling
  • Stress management
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Addictions
  • Eating disorders
  • Personal development
  • Lack of meaning or purpose
  • Training in meditation / mindfulness
  • Trauma, PTSD, Complex PTSD
  • Emotional abuse / sexual abuse
  • Childhood neglect
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Couples Therapy
My work with couples and other relationships involves an exploration of the relationship issues and difficulties, including attitudes towards differences within the relationship. Other aspects of my work include exploration of needs and feelings, making unconscious beliefs and expectations conscious, paying attention to communication difficulties and providing training in healthier communication skills, conflict resolution, establishing greater understanding and empathy within the relationship, maintaining healthy boundaries.

Trauma therapy
I am trained in the use of treatment protocols such as CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy), which falls within the NICE guidelines for TF-CBT. Within the context of a safe and trusting relationship with clients, in which healing becomes possible, I follow the ‘tri-phasic model’ in my work towards trauma recovery:
Phase 1) Safety and Stabilisation.
Phase 2) Reprocessing the Memories (clearing the past charge).
Phase 3) Integration, Meaning and Growth (forward-facing).
I am trained in the use of treatment protocols such as TF-CBT (Trauma Focussed - Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), IRRT (Imagery Rescripting and Reprocessing Therapy) and NET (Narrative Exposure Therapy). Each of these interventions have a strong evidence-base for trauma recovery.
‘We cannot change the past, no matter how hard we try or how good our tools. It is just not possible. The past is, literally, out of our control. The good news is, we can change the effect the past continues to have on ourselves and our clients, now and in the future.’ Rothschild.