What is the difference between Counselling/Psychotherapy?
•Essentially, there is little difference. Counselling can be thought of therapeutic support at the time of a crisis, where Psychotherapy may be seen as support for long-term issues, often with roots in your past. Whatever the issue, I use my knowledge of Counselling and Psychotherapy theory to help you address your issues, within a therapeutic relationship that is respectful, compassionate, impartial and positive.
So what kind of therapies do you use?
•I work within an integrative relational framework applying various theoretical approaches of the psychological world such as Humanistic (Maslow,1969 et al) Psychodynamic (Freud, 1923 et al) TA (Berne, 1950 et al) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Beck, 1960 et al) though my interventions, within a collaborative relational connection. My core foundation of this framework is Person Centred (Carl Rogers, 1951) whereby I offer my clients a secure and confidential environment where I listen attentively to their story. I offer clients time, empathy and respect they need to express their feelings and perhaps understand themselves from a different perspective. My aim is to help them reduce their confusion which can enable them to cope with challenges or if the client chooses to, make positive changes in their life where necessary. I witness this movement when trust, honesty and acceptance are present between us.
What kind of problems do people bring?
•Clients bring a wide variety of problems; this could be from current or past issues that keep representing themselves to struggling to achieve their desired goals. I work with you, your thoughts or your feelings or both that is connected to whatever you are finding difficult to manage. These are some of the issues I have experienced personally or that I have experienced through what my clients have brought.
Career Motivation Abuse sexual
Confidence Parenting Physical Abuse
Energy Personal Development Greif
Family Retirement Neglect
Friendship Spirituality Behavioural issues
Health Stress Attachment Disorders
Hobbies Work/Life balance Sexuality
Leadership Addictions Control Issues
Suicidal thoughts and attempts
Diagnostic issues I have either experienced personally or through my clients.
•borderline personality disorder (BPD)
•obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
•post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
•eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia, obesity.
Or simply reaching a phase of your life, where you feel directionless and unmotivated can benefit from close consideration with a therapist. Life is for the living, and we all have a right to feel happiness and contentment. Sometimes it is difficult to see our own potential. Sessions with a therapist can help bring clarity and understanding, perhaps also identifying the choices and opportunities available to us.
Does it mean there is something wrong with me if I come for counselling or psychotherapy?
•My personal opinion is no, I know we live in a world where we diagnose people and some people find this comforting, however, there are others that find the diagnostic restricting, putting them in a box and labelling them for others to judge whether there is hope or not. I witness that we all have issues of different kinds and I believe that you and only you know how serious and tragic those issues are.
Where do the sessions take place?
•At my therapeutic room is at 31 Sprotbrough Road just on the edge of Doncaster centre, 2 miles from the Barnsley junction on the A1 and 3 miles from Junction 3 on M18. I offer a quiet and confidential setting.
What does it cost?
•The prices vary depending on whether you are coming for Counselling/Psychotherapy or Life Coaching sessions from £45 - £50 per session, depending on which service you access. Please check out the prices by clicking on the service buttons on the home page.
Is there any financial help?
•I offer a sliding scale depending on your personal circumstances and the number of sessions you feel you might need.
•If you are self-employed coaching and counselling can be counted as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for taxation purposes.
•We all have control of where to spend our money, some of us choose to spend £40.00 to £80.00 on our hair in order to make us feel good, others spend on massages or cosmetic products or the gym. It is your choice to invest in what helps you feel and think better or to help you move and develop.
Am I obligated to keep coming and paying?
•Together we create a contract that you are happy to commit to. Counselling and Life Coaching is offered through our relationship that we build together. If you feel at any point that you just cannot connect to me or that things are not working, I will understand and you could independently or with my help search for another therapist. I acknowledge that sometimes we just find it hard to connect to people it is your choice. However if upon reflection you think that you would like to try again the door is always open.