Therapy, counselling and EMDR in Belper, Derbyshire
What to expect
If you are unsure about having some therapy, but are considering trying, then I offer a free 30 minute consultation so that we can meet and so that you get a feel for how a typical therapy session works. I offer this service for both individuals and couples.
Therapy can help us to manage our lives and our relationships better; it can lead to more fulfilling relationships and a renewed sense of aliveness. Learning how to manage symptoms such as overthinking, insomnia, high levels of anxiety, depression, headaches, lack of energy, or an enduring sense of helplessness and despair, can lead to a greater sense of autonomy and more energy, and a greater sense of freedom in our lives.
In my sessions I often use teaching (known as psychoeducation), so that you can learn to understand why you might be feeling the way you do and to help you understand what changes to make in order to manage those feelings or symptoms better.
Therapy can be difficult at times, because it involves change; it is about choosing to do the work in order to make improved changes in your life and your relationships.
Why go for therapy?
There are many reasons to go for therapy; you may be struggling with feelings of low mood or overwhelming anxiety for example, chronic feelings of anger, or you may simply be experiencing a sense of emptiness or dissatisfaction with life in general. You may choose to go for therapy because you are interested in understanding your own development and personal growth.
Therapy can help us to make sense of our thoughts, behaviours and responses in a way that gives us much greater choice to do things differently. Through having therapy you might find that you experience much more freedom (of choice) and therefore a growing sense of autonomy in your life. Therapy can also help you to express yourself, particularly if you find this difficult or challenging.
My approach, or way of working, is based around the belief that our development as children, in particular our early relationships, (with parents, caregivers) help shape us as adults. It is through these early relationships that we form our beliefs and attitudes about ourselves and others. Often, through therapy, we discover these beliefs to be false. Learning to challenge our thoughts can have a positive impact on our feelings and our behaviours.
Who do I work with?
I work with both adults and couples in my practice, during the daytime and I also offer evening appointments.
People I have previously worked with include those who experience relationship difficulties, divorce, anxiety, loneliness, depression, anger and rage issues, childhood difficulties, abuse, sexual assault/rape, auditory and visual hallucinations, addiction, trauma, bereavement and loss, chronic grief, self esteem issues, shyness and poor body image.
How much does it cost?
I charge £45 per 50 minute session.
£45 per EMDR session / £67.50 for a session and a half (75 minutes)
£70 for the initial assessment couple session (90 minutes)
£55 for follow up couples session (60 minutes)
Cancellations: I ask for full payment if cancellation less than 24 hours before a booked session.
I work within an ethical framework outlined by the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy).
If you would like to know more please contact me.