Sometimes, when we have a problem our mind goes round and round searching for a solution, trying to make sense of an unfriendly world, or trying to come to terms with changed circumstances. Counselling can break that circle and tease apart the knot that has been seemingly impossible to untangle. Much psychological research has supported the proposition that counselling works.
I have an eclectic approach to counselling, borrowing from many different modalities, but slightly weighted towards Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Narrative Therapy.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Narrative Therapy
In a nutshell, CBT teases out faulty thinking that leads to faulty conclusions, which can lead to distorted options and responses.
Narrative Therapy holds that it is the stories about us that define who we are. Fitting a better narrative to our lives can change how we are perceived and therefore how we respond.
If you are dealing with depression or anxiety, or another mental health issue, or grief stemming from the loss of a loved one, or a failed or failing relationship, or if you have a vague sense of unease, a feeling that things aren’t quite right, I can help.
Why Counselling Works
Thoughts do not exist in isolation. They overlap, interlace, and trigger other thoughts. It can be difficult to focus on just one without many others elbowing their way into your consciousness.
Conversation helps us to be coherent, one thought and one question at a time.
If your thoughts are disturbed by depression, anxiety, relationship dysfunction, grief, or for reasons you simply don’t understand, counselling can tease out and deal with the thoughts that are causing you pain.
Fitting a better narrative to our lives can change how we are perceived and therefore how we respond.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
CBT teases out faulty thinking that leads to faulty conclusions, which can lead to distorted
options and responses.
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