Psychological and emotional distress can impact on all aspects of a person’s life. We offer a confidential and safe space to talk problems through and work out a way forward. Nicky and John have extensive experience of delivering psychological therapy with a range of different problems. They are compassionate and thoughtful in their approach and adhere to the highest professional standards.
Nicky and John both work in an integrative way. This means that they draw on ideas from a range of therapeutic models to tailor interventions to individual needs.
They primarily draw on the following therapeutic approaches: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, EMDR, Compassion Focussed Therapy, and Mindfulness.
Nicky and John have extensive experience in treating a wide variety of issues, examples of which include:
Anxiety, panic, phobias, OCD
Trauma and abuse
Feeling low and depressed
Feeling irritable and angry
Feelings of loss and grief
Problems with alcohol or drugs
Problems related to self-esteem, identity, and self-worth
Struggles adjusting to life problems or changes
Problems in relationships
Difficulties getting the most out of your work or home life
Problems we can help with
The first stage of therapy aims to develop an understanding of the problems, how they started, what things might be them keeping going, and what strengths and coping mechanisms you draw on.
How therapy progresses is then dependent on the kinds of issues you want to explore. Some problems are better suited to a structured goal-orientated approach that aims to address current symptoms. In this case you would work together with the therapist to agree a set of goals and a treatment plan. This type of therapy may be relatively short-term (e.g 6-20 sessions) but is dependent on the type and severity of the problems.
Other problems may require a long-term approach that aims to work on a deeper level and could last several years. There may not be specific problems but a desire to explore things in a more open-ended way. Periodic reviews of the therapy would take place where people can discuss how they feel it is working and review ongoing goals for therapy.