PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICES Psychotherapy / Counselling / Trauma / PTSD

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Trauma Treatment / Phobias / Compulsions and Urges / Breaking Negative Patterns


Finding effective ways of stopping and changing negative habitual behaviour like phobias, compulsions/urges, binge eating and other eating patterns (not diagnosed eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia) and smoking, just to name a few.

Phobias are many and varied and are fear based. A phobia is an extreme irrational fear of, or aversion to something. Phobias can impinge on a person’s lifestyle in a way that can create an extreme fear state and limit their freedom and spontaneity.

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Breaking negative habitual patterns:

A person feeling powerless at being caught in a cycle that they are unable to break, e.g. smoking, binge eating, an overemphasis or problematic concentration on certain foods like sweets, chocolate, coffee, fatty foods, crisps (just to name a few) can push that person into a deflated state. Being trapped in a pattern of this kind can often lead to feelings of despair and anger which can, over time, be turned inward in an attack against the self, resulting in low confidence, self esteem and depression.

What I can offer is a 90 minute assessment session to

- identify issue and problematic impact
- explore components of the compulsion or behaviour
- explore related emotional elements
- identify links and triggers
- explore degree of motivation to change
- address blocks to change if any are identified

This would lead to the introduction of an Algorithm - an effective technique you can learn and take away with you and use in supporting yourself in breaking ties with the phobia, compulsion or behaviour

What is usually encouraged is a follow up 90 minute session to

- assess progress
- rework some of the components of the treatment
- fine tune the Algorithm

If you need help with this - call me.

Trauma Treatment / Phobias/Compulsions/Stress Management. Feel Less Stressed 2019

My Approach to Stress Management

A definition of stress that I find most helpful is: WHEN THE TASK BEFORE ME (OR PRESENT LIFE SITUATION) IS GREATER THAN MY PERCEIVED ABILITY TO COPE. In recent years it has become more apparent that escalating stress is a major contributor to our declining physical and emotional health. It would be unrealistic to believe that, in both the workplace and our personal relationships, we can live a totally stress free life. The fact is - stress is part of life. It is important that we learn how to understand and manage our stress levels effectively. It is becoming increasingly more important to identify sources of our stress before we can take appropriate action in addressing the core issues. The goal in all of this would be to improve our self awareness and understanding, identify sources of stress and either bring resolution where possible or find ways of reducing the stress level to normal functioning levels.

I would be happy to help you with this.

In my Stress Management Practice I have devised an eight step model to help a person identify and understand the sources of their stress and their negative impact on their life. The visual work sessions can aid in empowering the person to make changes through revised thinking and behaviour, thus reducing their stress level. The positive experience of change can become the building blocks for increased self esteem and self confidence. The result can help restore a sense of internal peace and wellbeing.

  • Step 1 - introduction and stress test
  • Step 2 - identification of stress areas
  • Step 3 - visual stress mapping
  • Step 4 - exploration of the emotional, psychological and physiological aspects of stress
  • Step 5 - exploration of the impact stress has on thinking, behaviour and quality of life
  • Step 6 - function and place of boundaries / identification and establishment of appropriate boundaries
  • Step 7 - working towards change - boundaries / thinking / behaviour / stress reduction and management
  • Step 8 - Implementation of support strategy / self care

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you wish to discuss it further.

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