HELPING YOU MAKE THE FIRST STEP
At Connected Counselling, I offer a complimentary initial counselling call where you can discuss some of the issues you're facing, and determine if my counselling services are a good fit for you. I understand that beginning counselling can be a daunting decision, and finding the right counsellor is crucial. To arrange an initial free 20-minute call, complete the contact form or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if I am the right counsellor for you.
Whether you are looking for general counselling services, or specialist client-centred therapy, I am here to support you. We will work together to create a counselling journey that meets your unique needs, helping you to develop a greater understanding of yourself and deal with your experiences and issues.
With my counselling services, you can access a range of different talking therapies, aimed at helping you open up about your experiences, thoughts and feelings, and focus on any problems that arise from them. At the core of my offer is a person-centred approach to counselling, putting you at the centre. Additionally I offer a variety of other types of therapy making sure how we work together is the most appropriate for your needs. I recognise that people have different preferences, strengths, and resources, and that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to counselling.
My approach emphasises your choice and empowerment, with you being at the centre of your counselling. We will work collaboratively on a journey of understanding and change. This form of therapy also emphasises the importance of ongoing feedback and evaluation, and allows for adjustments to how we work together.
My specialisms are in client-centred therapy, sports psychotherapy and in trauma counselling alongside extensive experience in a range of mental health problems.
If you feel you need support, please complete the contact form.
The approach of person-centred counselling, also referred to as “client-centred therapy”, emphasises the significance of an individual's self-worth and values. By providing an environment where an individual feels accepted without judgement, it can aid them in acknowledging and embracing their true identity. Through this approach, you can rediscover your inner values and sense of self-worth, which can enable you to chart your own path forward and advance in your personal growth journey.
CBT is based on the idea that negative or distorted thinking patterns can contribute to emotional and behavioural problems such as anxiety, depression, and phobias. CBT therapists work with you to identify and change these negative patterns of thinking, which can lead to a reduction in emotional distress and an improvement in daily functioning.
Solution-focused therapy, also referred to as brief therapy or solution-focused brief therapy, centres on an individual's desired outcomes rather than past issues. Therapists use questioning techniques to help individuals identify their strengths and resources. This approach is particularly effective for people who are goal-driven and motivated to make positive changes, and can be a beneficial approach for some participating in sports psychotherapy.
Transactional analysis theory suggests that every individual possesses three distinct ego states: Parent, Adult, and Child. By understanding these ego states, the approach aims to identify how people communicate and how they can alter their communication patterns.
Transactional analysis involves recognising and analysing your own thought processes from different ego states, such as Parent, Adult, and Child, to help you address emotional issues effectively. This approach can be particularly beneficial for individuals seeking to enhance their communication skills and emotional intelligence.
Psychodynamic therapy is an approach that aims to deepen your understanding of your current life challenges and personal struggles. This typically involves exploring four fundamental areas: your beliefs, emotions, early life experiences, and thoughts. By delving into these areas, you can gain valuable insights into recurring patterns and identify ways to avoid distress. Additionally, you can develop new coping mechanisms and defence mechanisms to help you navigate difficult situations. Armed with this newfound understanding, you can take steps to break negative patterns and move towards a brighter future.
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