Services

Child and Adolescent Therapy
We have specialist skills working with Children and Adolescents from the age of 6 years. With a gentle and playful spirit our aim is initially to engage with your child allowing them to feel safe and contained in the therapeutic space. From this point, the issues that brought you to therapy can be addressed and a variety of models will inform our practice. These include; cogntive-behaiovural, schema, narrative and acceptance and commitment therapy. Different modalities including skills training, play therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy and mindfulness may be used to develop change both within the young person and family system.

We treat a wide variety of issues including;
• Self esteem, low mood and depression
• Anxiety issues including panic disorders, phobias, separation anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder.
• Anger management and behavioural issues.
• Peer Relationship, bullying and social skills deficits
• Adjustment and Stress related issues
• Self harm and other destructive coping mechanisms
• Sleep difficulties
• Eating disorders and body image issues

What to expect in the first session:
The first session will be conducted in a 50-60 minute time period and we tend to break the session into three components. In the first 15-20 mins we aim to spend some time with you and your young person together to understand the general issues that brought you to therapy. We then aim to see the your child alone for 20-30 minuets to develop rapport and understand the problem from their perspective. We then like to see the parent(s) or guardian to gain a more general perspective and in the first and second session glean a comprehensive picture of your child’s developmental history. Depending on the age of your child and their general level of comfort  this structure will be adapted accordingly.

Adult Psychotherapy
We believe that our wounds can be the openings to the best and most beautiful parts of ourselves. From the point of understanding and acceptance we can live more fully, peacefully and with greater levels of contentment. With the provision of a safe and contained therapeutic space, support and guidance from a highly experienced clinical psychologist, an individual can develop the insight and skills to make important internal shifts that accordingly shift unhelpful behaviours and assist with the development of healthy relationships. A variety of models will inform our practice, these include; psychodynamic psychotherapy, cogntive-behaiovural, schema, narrative and acceptance and commitment therapy. Different modalities including psychodynamic psychotherapy, skills training, exposure therapy mindfulness and clinical hypnotherapy may be used.

We have expertise in treating a wide variety of disorders and adjustment issues including:
• Self esteem, low mood and depression
• Anxiety issues including panic disorders, phobias,  and obsessive compulsive disorder and trauma.
• Relationship and family of origin issues
• Addictions and other destructive coping mechanisms
• Grief, loss adjustment and stress related issues
• Sleep difficulties
• Chronic fatigue syndrome

What to expect in the first session:
The first session will be conducted in a 50-60 minute time period and our aim is to develop a connection with you and get a broad understanding of the issues that brought you to therapy. We will be asking questions about the here and now, your work relationships and family of origin.  After this time you will have a sense of how therapy works and have a framework for going forward, we aim to work collaboratively with you in this process.