Therapy done your way
If you have been considering or looking for therapy for you, your child, friend, you and your partner then you’ve come to the right place! I’m confident we can help and if we can’t we may know someone that can.
Those of you that are unsure of therapy, we will try our upmost to put you at ease, our therapists are very down to earth. We are very much in the belief that if you broke your leg, would you not go to the doctors to heal your leg? Your mental health works exactly the same. There are also preventative measures before things get a little too much.
Four Straight Forward Easy Steps
During the consultation call we discuss your reasons for seeking therapy, your general preferences & availability, as well as the type of therapy most beneficial for you.
If we can appropriately match you to a therapist at the end of the phone call you can book an appointment directly after this is you choose too. You can view our therapists online too. There also maybe be circumstances where we need to book a further in-depth assessment if we feel this is appropriate.
Sessions done your way! Weekly or fortnightly sessions either face to face at one of our clinics or online, the choice completely yours.
We have an online booking system as well as other traditional methods. And what's unique to us is that you're not tied to the same appointment day and time each week ensuring that we are accessible to all and a fully inclusive and flexible service.
Upon starting therapy you begin to explore your issues and we will begin to tailor our therapeutic approach to you.
Psychotherapy provides you with a safe, compassionate and non-judgemental space to explore your past and your present. Psychotherapy is a deeper piece of explorational work, where it fundamentally requires a strong therapeutic relationship between you and your therapist. The psychotherapist is highly trained at not only listening to what you bring but also looking for subtle nuances, attachment styles, defence mechanisms and how you connect with others, as these could stop you from feeling your best.
As the exploration and trust grow within the therapeutic relationship, this allows you together to focus on an element of organic change because there are parts of the unconscious mind (parts of self you are not aware of) that you will start to understand more of throughout the process, allowing you to let go of some behaviours that you may have needed in your life previously but are not required anymore. Please see below Freud’s topographical model showing both the conscious and unconscious mind.
As you start to have a deeper understanding of yourself, you begin to make new decisions on how you want to live your life, ultimately changing parts of your life that are currently problematic to you.
What is the difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy?
Many people ask what’s difference between both psychotherapy and counselling. Essentially, they have the same common goal, which is to help you overcome issues that are distressing and improve your quality of life. In general, psychotherapists tend to train for longer and as a result, often work with more complex clients or those who want to have longer-term therapy. However, many counsellors also work with complicated cases and work in depth as well.
Psychotherapists are also trained on more complex mental health issues and are able to plan the therapy accordingly.
"Like and iceberg, the most important part of the mind is the part you cannot see. "
Freud - 1916
ABOUT THE SESSIONS
The sessions will last 50 minutes with a five to ten-minute wrap at the end on how the session went and to book any further sessions. Sessions are usually held weekly, or fortnightly at a mutually agreed time and day, you are not tied to any number of sessions, you come as long as you want to, there will be regular review sessions throughout your time in therapy, this helps to see evaluate on how far along the process you are at or where you are at in therapy. We understand however that there may be financial constraints on how long you are able to come for counselling or psychotherapy. If this is the case you & we can discuss whether this is an appropriate option in your consultation.
Your confidentiality is especially important to us as well as is the counselling relationship. Everything that is discussed with your Counsellor in the counselling session is kept in the strictest confidence.
Your Counsellor/Therapist is bound by the Code of Ethics set out by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or UKCP and I will adhere to their guidelines. Notes would be taken in the session. It is of huge importance to put you at ease during you time in therapy.
Don't just take our word for it......
"I've put off so many times, this time round I'm so pleased I didn't. "
Alex , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne