Group work can be achieved with good facilitation and management of groups
Depression is a massive issue in our time, affecting many people. Depression can come from nowhere or an accumulation of events. Life is like a roller coaster, sometimes we are up and some times down. This is natural in life.
However if the lows start to have a greater effect and come more frequently, it becomes harder to get over the event and we can start to become enveloped in our own world. The very fact that we are not listened to or understood in our own worlds can lead to a further depression.
Psychotherapy can offer a world that can help you to help yourself. To challenge the difficulties, issues and events that has led you into this situation. Just looking at a situation from a different perspective can stimulate a beginning to change life and how we see it. This can lead to a move away from depression.
It’s about taking a chance on yourself, believing in yourself, and giving you the ability to move away from the depression your experiencing.
Rape and sexual abuse
Rape is a traumatic and life altering experience whom ever we are male female old or young rape needs to be addressed at the time the client is ready and in their own time.
Having trained as a Rape and Abuse councillor with South Cumbria Rape and Abuse I continually hit high achievements in my practice. Rape crisis insist that all counsellors are women but it is my contention that male Psychotherapist are as able to deal with the issue presented by the issue of recent rape and adults returning to address childhood issues. I worked for Rape and Abuse now the Christine Burkett charity, formally known as South Cumbria Rape and Abuse or SCRASS. I remain a trustee and founding member of the charity.
Rape is traumatic and needs a very positive and experienced Psychotherapist
An emotion if not understood, can lead to rage. Anger is a human emotion that protects and keeps us safe. Rage is destructive and consuming, leading us to display many negative actions.
In therapy we can engage the reasoning behind these behaviours and address the issue of anger, this human emotion can be harnessed and used for useful purposes in a positive and forward thinking way
Stress is a major concern within therapeutic circles? Stress can cause loss of health and a general feeling of being unwell. There are many different causes of stress, yet those suffering from them are usually the last to recognise it. Loss of confidence, self-esteem loving life, all of these issues can be clustered and need to be disentangling.
The therapy I offer gives the client a chance to identify the issues, address them directly and all in the atmosphere of support and empathic congruence. This gives the client time to look at the issues, identify and start to rebuild a life that has become more positive.
I do take couples for therapy, if the situation is amicable. There are other situations if both partners have been my client or clients have brought their partner into the therapy room. I facilitate the process as a psychotherapist. I have had some excellent results, and welcome couples.
Many issues brought to Psychotherapy are not resolved in the process of a one to one and need the other half of the issue to be present.
Couples Psychotherapy is about two people resolving their issue through deliberation and debate.
The facilitation of the therapist who does not stay impartial to the issue but sees the issues from many sides enabling discussion and debate to prevale
Grief is a natural response to loosing someone of significance. A parent, loved one, or a partner. Someone that their very removal completely changes our world. Therapy can help you to come to terms with the loss.
Psychotherapy will give you the opportunity to reflect and to say the things that can’t be said to a relative or a child. I will provide an environment where you will be heard and emphatically listened to.
Anxiety is talked about like its some kind of illness, or something that simply should be avoided. It can’t be. It’s a natural human trait as important as any other emotion.
Anxiety heightens our perception and awareness, informed by our perception and therefore keeping us safe. We all need to feel some anxiety, but it should not be allowed to consume us.
Anxiety is a powerful experience, from losing confidence to giving a presentation, we all feel anxiety.
All these issues can be looked at and addressed in therapy. We can discover this cause in therapy and look at it in more detail to address the issues that arise.
Many people enter Psychotherapy, as adults to address childhood issues. Rape and abuse are among these issues. This is a position of strength for the client. Returning to issues as an adult can bring much childhood adolescent and teenage memories into focus that are sometimes a distant past. When metaphorically opening a can of worms, it is essential the therapist is trained and competent in these areas. Memories that have gone or are faded can cause us everyday distress.
I work with a method called configurations of self, which gives you a chance to disentangle your own personality and find the part of yourself that is causing the disruption, anxiety and fear. From the abuse letting the individual develop their own personality to continue their own life free from stress.
Guilt can manifest itself in many ways and stay with us for many years eating away us. Many times guilt, not addressed, and left to fester away can reduce our confidence and self esteem. By addressing the issues that cause our guilt we can learn to deal with them in a positive manner. By looking in the past we can see the present clearly, which prepares us for the future.
As a psychotherapist, I can be there to confirm to you as you tussle with your dilemmas. Helping you to help yourself as you strive to resolve the issues arising from guilt.
Self-harm can manifest itself in many forms, psychotherapy addresses the issues surrounding the condition and helps the client to come to terms with the underlying causes. I do this in a manner that is caring and attentive and run at the clients pace.