In my sessions I combine different techniques like CBT, mindfulness and ACT.
CBT, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, is a talking therapy that has been proven to help treat a wide range of emotional and psychological problems. CBT looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we feel and act. At home you are asked to write down situations that bother you or make you feel upset. During the sessions I’ll write your thoughts on a whiteboard so we can look at it together.
Mindfulness is a specific way of paying attention to what is happening in our lives in the present moment, as it truly is. Of course it won’t eliminate life’s pressures – but with practice it can help us take notice of (and hopefully stop) negative, habitual reactions to everyday stress. The most common way this technique is practiced is through mindfulness meditation.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, known as “ACT” (pronounced as the word “act”) is a mindfulness-based behavioral therapy that challenges the ground rules of most Western psychology. It utilizes an eclectic mix of metaphor, paradox, and mindfulness skills, along with a wide range of experiential exercises and values-guided behavioral interventions. The goal of ACT is to create a rich and meaningful life, while accepting the pain that inevitably goes with it.
My fee is £55 a session (50-60 minutes) to be paid in cash for the initial session and in advance by bank transfer for following sessions.