What do I provide?
My specialism as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist is working with children, adolescents and their families who maybe suffering from or be supporting a family member with:
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Specific anxiety eg. separation anxiety
- Panic Disorder
- Social Anxiety
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
- Eating Disorders
- Chronic Low Self Esteem
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Trauma and Abuse
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC)
- Interpersonal Relationship Difficulties
A wide range of issues can cause stress in the family.
Parenting/living with a young person or adult with a mental health/developmental difficulty can adversely affect the family system.
The main aims and focus in family work are to:
- Increase awareness and understanding of the condition eg. anxiety; depression; eating disorders.
- Consider how the individual's related symptoms and behaviours impact on relationships, communication, responsibilities and roles within the family.
- Work together to resolve communication difficulties; repair relationships and find more effective strategies to manage and support the individual’s and other family members’ needs.
I have trained in integrative counselling supervision skills and in CBT supervision.
In my supervisory role, I endeavour to develop a safe supportive therapeutic working alliance to enable the supervisee to:
- Reflect on their client’s experience.
- The necessary conditions related to the therapeutic relationship.
- Facilitate supervisee to develop theoretical knowledge and therapeutic interventions.
- Attend to professional and ethical issues.