I believe that therapy is as individual and unique as the client attending. Therapy can only be meaningful and transformative if it fits into the context of one's own self-identity, values and beliefs.
To this end I offer an integrative approach that draws from the three modalities in which I am qualified: person-centred, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapies. By utilising discreet aspects of each we work together to identify patterns and how our life experiences and relationships growing up contributed to their development. We consider how useful these patterns are in your present day life and which aspects might be helpful to change and adapt. Using the core beliefs of person-centred therapy of your innate ability to know and meet your own needs we identify goals that will contribute to developing a healthier view of yourself, changing relationship patterns and behaviours, and living an authentic and fulfilling life. This might be done through developing self awareness, setting short and long term goals, and practicing skills.
It is important that you always feel in control of your process and that it is meaningful and beneficial to you. This includes consideration and respect for your culture, religion and self-identity.
An essential element of this will be the relationship you are able to build with your therapist. My therapeutic approach is collaborative and aims to empower you with the self-awareness, knowledge and skills to make the decisions and changes that are important and useful to you.
Offering sessions in-person and online. My pronouns are: she/her.
I offer a confidential and supportive space in which to explore your unique relational challenges, trust issues, past trauma, overwhelming feelings, and aspects of your life or self.
You may feel unsure about what might be underlying the discomfort you experience, or may never have felt safe enough to express the painful, possibly subconsciously guarded parts of your experiences. By building a secure, non-judgmental relationship together we can create a space where you can explore these difficult aspects that might contribute to emotional upset. I work mindfully and ethically at all stages of the therapeutic relationship.
My core approach is Psychodynamic which means that within our therapeutic relationship we may consider aspects of your past to help develop your self-awareness of how your present may be influenced by previous events or experiences. Alongside my core approach I may integrate my experience of Compassion Focused and Cognitive approaches where helpful to promote self-awareness and help create meaningful change.
I offer both short-term and open-ended therapy depending on your needs. I am able to offer online or telephonic sessions. My pronouns are: she/her.
I strive to create a warm and kind environment where I can support you in finding your way and to encourage you to express yourself freely in a safe space.
In our sessions you will have the opportunity to explore what is happening in your life, to understand yourself more clearly, and to find ways of dealing with the issues and difficulties you are facing. The experience of self-exploration often leads to feeling more in control and confident as you begin to discover who you are.
Experiences in our lives can leave us feeling helpless, confused or angry without knowing why. Perhaps you feel lost, frightened or out of control following a change in your life, or maybe you need to explore your childhood memories. At these times you may feel you need some professional help and support.
My background and training have focused primarily on Psychodynamic Counselling, - helping individuals to unravel, experience and understand their deep-rooted feelings to resolve them.
Whatever difficulty you are experiencing, counselling has the potential to offer you a place where you can be understood and heard, safe in the knowledge that your words and feelings will be treated with dignity and respect.
Offering in-person, online and telephonic sessions. My pronouns are: she/her.
Perhaps you're feeling down or anxious and this is affecting your day to day life or maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to. Whatever your emotional and psychological difficulties may be, I am able to offer a safe, supportive and confidential space for you to reflect on previous experiences and patterns of behaviour, no matter how difficult or unpleasant you may feel them to be.
I practice psychodynamically and consider therapy to be a process of self-discovery and growth. In our sessions together we can explore your thoughts, feelings, behaviour and experiences to try and understand how the past impacts the present in order to facilitate change and enhance your wellbeing.
My training is in Psychology and Counselling and I currently offer both long term and time-limited online therapy. My pronouns are she/her.
You may not know what you need from therapy and that’s OK. In our first sessions we can work together to decide where we start and where we’re going. My focus is on your agenda and your pace. My training is integrative, which means that I have studied different approaches, all of which have the same humanistic philosophy: each one of us has our own perspective, based on our unique experience of life and this influences our choices and actions.
The work we do will therefore be centred in your values and beliefs and your self-identity. Any change we work on will be the change that you want.
Therapy is a very individual experience and therefore I offer open ended sessions, which might mean you have a few or many, depending on your needs. I offer in person, online and telephone sessions.
My training is built on a foundation of psychology education and includes humanistic integrative counselling, coaching, and Sophrology, which is a mind-body practice. I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society. My pronouns are she/her.
Psychodynamic therapy involves the interpretation of mental and emotional processes rather than focusing on behaviour. Psychodynamic therapists attempt to help clients find patterns in their emotions, thoughts, and beliefs in order to gain insight into their current self. The goals of psychodynamic therapy are a client's self-awareness and understanding of the influence of the past on present behaviour.
Person-centred therapy is a humanistic approach that deals with the ways in which individuals perceive themselves consciously. Person-centred therapy uses a non-authoritative approach that allows clients to take more of a lead in discussions so that, in the process, they will discover their own solutions.
CBT is a way of focusing on the cognitive processes that produce feelings. The approach helps by changing people’s behaviour and attitudes with a deeper understanding of thoughts, images, beliefs, and attitudes. It utilises skills learning, techniques and homework to develop a 'toolbox' of useful and adaptable skills that can assist in developing more supportive and fulfilling coping techniques.
An integrative counsellor believes there isn’t just one therapeutic approach that can help a client in all situations. Instead, they take into account you as an individual and your circumstances, and use elements of different approaches to help you explore and cope with your problems.
The humanistic approach believes that we all naturally gravitate towards goodness. While difficult life experiences may temporarily block our ability to reach our potential, with support we all have the ability to achieve our goals. Humanistic therapy creates a safe, supportive space where clients will be able to explore themselves and their potential to work towards personal growth.
Dramatherapy is a creative form of psychotherapy, using a creative medium to aid expression and deepen the therapeutic work, whilst providing a safe distance from difficult subject matter in the creative methods. Dramatherapy can offer healing and a safe space to process life’s troubles, trauma and more. It can do this without solely relying on words, as sometimes things are too hard to put into words, understand logically, or words can’t fully encapsulate what is going on inside.
I provide a warm and compassionate approach where there is no judgement, naturally attuning to the needs of the individual and adapting the style of therapy and methods use depending on your needs and focusing on your preferred way of working. I encourage the exploration of self with a curiosity, and I introduce parts work to aid this process where we identify the parts of the self (Internal Family Systems).
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Well In Mind therapy has both professional and public liability insurance through Hiscox UK.
Proof of insurance available on request.
All our therapists are registered and/or accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within their ethical framework.
This includes working in a manner that is committed to the client and allowing them a trusted and confidential space in which to participate in therapy; committed to ethical values including working in a qualified and supervised manner; and committed to good practice including continuing professional development and training.
Jo du Preez - MBACP (Accredited)
Jules Stimpson - MBACP
Karen Bushell - MBACP
Lucy McCulloch - MBACP
Jacqui Knight- MBACP