Sometimes our thoughts and our feelings dominate us and affect our behaviour and the way that we relate to other people. By understanding these more fully and the way that we can have some influence over them, we can begin to free ourselves of the traps they lead us into. Through counselling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Self-Compassion is something many of us find hard to do in this stressful and busy world. Showing compassion towards other people can seem easier. But what happens when we burn out? Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) was developed around 20 years ago and has become increasingly used as a therapy by Clinical Psychologists as an effective way to alleviate suffering and distress. CFT recognises that life can be hard and painful at times and we must negotiate our way through this journey with ourselves and our minds as our fellow companion. Understanding how our minds can work to increase our suffering is important in helping to heal and move forward.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a mindfulness based cognitive therapy which focuses values based living and distancing ourselves from difficult thoughts, emotions and feelings. Getting caught up in these can prevent us from engaging with the present moment and and engaging with the life that we want to be living. This is a practical therapy which makes sense to a lot of people regardless of their issues and can be a very useful and helpful way to move forward.
I am happy to offer on line sessions via Zoom or Microsoft Teams in the privacy of your own home if this is more convenient for you. This is simple to arrange-let me do all the work.