What do I provide?

therapyMy 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)
  • Phobias
  • Depression
  • 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

Family Work

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.

Supervision

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.
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