Counselling and Psychotherapy in Ashford
Counselling and Psychotherapy
The old adage 'A problem shared is a problem halved' is so true! sometimes problems can get the better of us and make our lives a misery.
Whilst it is good to talk to family and friends they are not professionally trained in dealing with the issues you may have - indeed there may be problems of a more sensitive nature which you feel you are unable to share with friends or family and maybe have been hiding deep down for some time.
'Offloading' your problems is good therapy and this is where a counsellor or psychotherapist can help. I will listen from a totally impartial point of view and help you to find ways of changing your life for the better.
Many clients feel much better after being able to talk to a professional. It is important to build up trust with your counsellor/psychotherapist in order for your treatment to work well.
Psychotherapy is a more 'in depth' therapy and is used over a longer period of time for treating more serious issues i.e. sexual problems; child abuse issues etc.
Both counselling and psychotherapy are 'talking' therapies and can be used for any kind of problem.
Why wait? - journey out of that dark tunnel and contact me today!
NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)
NLP was first co-created in the 1970's by Richard Bandler (a personal development author) and John Grinder (a neuro-linguist).
It encompasses the three most influential components in our life - neurology, language and programming. The neurological system regulated how are bodies function; language determines how we communicate with other people and programming determines the kind of life we make for ourselves. It is the 'glass half full' versus the 'glass half empty' ideal.
I use this in most of my therapies as it is an extremely useful tool in helping people to develop a more positive future in order to achieve their goals.
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
CBT is another talking therapy and concentrates on:
- How you think about yourself, the world and other people
- How what you do affects your thoughts and feelings
CBT helps you to change what you think (cognitive) and what you do (behaviour) to make you feel better.
Unlike other talking therapies, it concentrates on the 'here and now' and does not look back into past symptoms, thus dealing with the present and helping you to move forward.
I am a trained Mediator. Mediation is a useful way of allowing people to come together in front of an impartial third party in order to air their grievances and thus try to gain resolution to the issue(s).
There are many ways meditation can help - marital problems, neighborhood issues etc.
If you feel that mediation may be the right for you to please contact me.