I work within three main modalities. I integrate CBT interventions into long term psychotherapy or use a specific approach depending on the clients need. I draw on other models if I feel they are relevant and helpful. I have over eight years’ experience in counselling, and have trained at post graduate level. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and I work within their ethical frame work. My role requires ongoing continuous personal development therefore I regularly invest in ongoing training.
Person Centred Psychotherapy (Rogerian)
Sessions are weekly to treat common mental health difficulties and trauma. This is a talking therapy model to suit clients who want to openly explore their difficulties in a safe and confidential place. Person centred approach offers the client opportunity to openly discuss their difficulties, deepen their understanding of themselves and their processes at their own pace. The client will use the time to find their own solutions for what is troubling them. Therapy is based on Rogers’s belief that every human being strives for and has the capacity to fulfil his or her own potential. Duration of work is directed by the client.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Sessions are weekly to treat anxiety, low mood, poor self-esteem, anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. Therapy will offer a safe and confidential place using a more directive approach with focus on behavioural and cognitive changes and challenges with aim to improve mental health, emotional regulation, and develop problem solving and coping skills. Duration of work is between 6 - 20 sessions.
Family Based Treatment (FBT)
Sessions are weekly to treat anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Family-Based Treatment is a leading treatment for adolescent eating disorders. FBT is a 3 phased treatment that involves the whole family in solving their child’s eating disorder. Unlike traditional family therapy, it does not blame the family. Duration of therapy is between 20 - 60 sessions.
Physical and mental health risk
I am skilled at managing and responding to physical risks related to low weight and bulimia. This includes assessing if the client is safe to be exercising or attending school. I am skilled at assessing re-feeding risk or other risks associated with purging or dietary restraint. I am skilled at managing and working with self-harm and suicidal ideation.
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