Our Counselling Services
Weight Loss Therapy
Weight Loss Therapy Weight loss therapy is a form of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), which is a psychological therapy used to treat a multitude of problems ranging from stress, depression, anxiety to eating disorders or even obesity. While CBT isn’t a substitute for proper lifestyle decisions such as getting appropriate amounts of exercise or limiting caloric intake, it’s often used as a supplemental approach to help clients to support lifestyle changes. Weight loss therapy consists of a series of talking therapy and goals, set between you and your therapist using the cognitive behaviour therapy model.
The therapist’s aim is support you to develop the cognitive and behavioural skills you need to stick to your diet. Initial conversations might cover the history of your lifestyle, goals for future body composition as well as trauma or other difficulties that you may of experienced, which could have a direct link to how you are currently feeling and what you are experiencing. In subsequent meetings, you and your therapist will set goals as well as outlining actionable steps that will help you to achieve them.
Bereavement therapy is a specialised type of therapy that involves supporting you if you have experienced the loss of a loved one. This counselling helps you to work through your grief as well as to learn coping mechanisms to help when you are on your own. Bereavement counselling is recommended for anyone, of any age, whose loss seems overwhelming or whose life is being adversely affected by grief.
Bereavement counselling, will be one-on-one with your therapist and aims to help you explore your emotions. At the first meeting, your therapist will ask you about your loss, and your relationship to the deceased, and about your own life now that you have lost a loved one. Answering these questions often means tapping into sadness or anger, so emotional outbursts should not be censored. Crying and yelling may come naturally during your sessions with your therapist.
The therapist will help you to explore your emotions, which should help you to cope with your loss and, importantly, how you could move forward from your loss. The length of time for which bereavement therapy will continue will be decided between the therapist and you, and will likely be discussed as therapy progresses. Turning to bereavement therapy after the loss of a loved one is not an admission of weakness, but instead it is an admission of the strength to seek help when it is needed.
Depression & Anxiety
Although depression and anxiety are different in symptoms the therapy that we use to
treat them are very similar.
* Apprehension over what’s about to happen and what could happen in the future.
* Worried thoughts, or a belief that something could go wrong.
* Feeling like you need to run away or avoid things that could cause further anxiety.
* Feeling of sadness about the future, as though it’s hopeless.
* Listlessness, and a lack of belief that positive things will occur.
* Little worry, but instead a certainty of future negative emotions.
* Possible suicidal thoughts.
There are many different kinds of talk therapy used for depression and anxiety. The two most commonly that we use for depression and anxiety are cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and interpersonal therapy.
CBT focuses on looking at how your negative thought patterns may be affecting your mood. Your therapist will help you to make positive changes in your thoughts and behaviour. Interpersonal therapy focuses on how you relate to others and helps you to make positive changes in your personal relationships.
Your therapist will help you to understand the differences in more detail during the start of therapy. At your first session, be prepared to tell your therapist about your depression or anxiety and what led you to seek help. It may be helpful to think about what you would like to get out of the therapy. It’s helpful to be as honest as you can with your therapist about your depression or anxiety and your goals for therapy. After listening to your situation, the therapist should be able to tell you what type of treatment he recommends and come up with a treatment plan for you. If the therapist thinks you might benefit from medication then it may be recommend that you also meet with your doctor.
Relationships are a very important part of our lives and can bring us a great deal of happiness and fulfilment. Strong connections with our loved ones, friends and work colleagues allow us to be at our healthiest and most productive, and for many, these relationships very offer an important source of advice, love and support.
Fulfilling and supportive relationships don’t come easily, they require good social skills and a great deal of time and energy to go the distance. In some cases our relationships may not be fulfilling our expectations, which can impact our happiness and life satisfaction, some people may crave close friendships or romantic relationships but find them very difficult to come by. Our therapist will work with couples or individuals to explore their needs and what they want from their relationships, while offering support to help them get their relationship(s) back on track.
Supervision is an essential part of the counselling and psychotherapy process. All counsellors and psychotherapist, regardless of their experience need supervision. Supervision exists for two reasons: to protect clients, and to improve the ability of counsellors to provide value to their clients. Supervision protects clients by involving an impartial third party in the work of a counsellor and client, helping to reduce the risk of serious oversight and helping the counsellor concerned to reflect on their own feelings, thoughts, behaviour and general approach with the client.
Personal therapy for trainee counsellors is an essential part of the training. It gives the trainee counsellors first-hand experience what it is like to be a client who is talking about difficult and personal things to somebody they don’t really know. It offers trainee counsellors the opportunity to find any blind spots they may have and to explore any unresolved issues from their past. In addition, personal therapy adds to the knowledge and skills gained, promotes self awareness and enhances the effective understanding of the counselling process.
We have a vast amount of experience of counselling trainee counsellors in several modalities to meet their counselling course requirements. This includes the integrative model, person centred model, CBT model, psycho analytic model and psycho dynamic model.
We also offer low rates of just £35.00 for trainee counselling sessions. Please contact us for further information.