What Can Therapy Help With?
• Sadness, low mood or depression
• Anxiety disorder, panic attacks, phobias, OCD and stress management
• Loss and bereavement
• Identity issues
• Traumatic experiences
• Addictive behaviours
• Anger management
• Distorted thinking
• Eating disorders
• Relationship problems, separation and divorce, jealousy or insecurity
• Lack of life purpose or spiritual crisis
• Personal development, career and work issues
• Bullying or harassment
• Low self esteem or a sense of under-achievement
• Difficulties related to emotional intimacy and sex
• The consequences of neglect, abandonment, emotional, physical and sexual abuse.
There are many approaches to counselling or longer term psychotherapy. There are different ways of working but the quality of the therapeutic relationship is what underpins the success of any talk therapy.
Sometimes specific therapeutic tools can assist in helping us find solutions and make the necessary changes in our lives. Some of us seek an opportunity to express ourselves and find our own solutions while others feel they need a more directive approach. Daniel seeks to work in your best interests at all times and in a way that most suits your needs.
Daniel's aim is to help you to see, express and process any difficulties you are experiencing or have experienced in the past. His efforts are focussed on being fully present in the time you spend with him and provide a safe place where he can help you find new perspective.
He believes that when we can understand some of the roots of our distress and acknowledge the impact these have had, it becomes easier to find resolution and then we can begin to seek solutions that work for us.
Often, collaborating with an experienced therapist can assist in the process of implementing lasting changes in our life and reaching realistic goals.
Therapy is a long process that often feels hard and frustrating before you see you are making progress, however it provides the space and time needed to understand yourself and to achieve what is most important to you.
We might find that certain things we thought were not important to us, actually are and likewise, the things we thought we really wanted or considered important begin to lose their appeal.
All sessions are by appointment. There is an initial consultation and then usually a series of sessions are agreed to. Generally it's six or twelve sessions, however in some cases one or two sessions are enough. Daniel also works with clients on a longer term basis. This is discussed and agreed in the initial assessment during the first consultation. There is a continued assessment throughout therapy so that we can work towards an agreed ending or break from therapy if appropriate.
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To maintain standards of practice Daniel takes part in continuous professional development and periodically consults on his work with a professional clinical supervisor in line with best professional practice.
Other than this, he will not disclose information about you without your permission, except under exceptional circumstances (e.g. Child Protection).
He are bound by the codes of ethics and practice of his professional body and subject to their complaints procedures:
Your first one-to-one consultation which takes place over 50 minutes will allow you to talk about why you are considering therapy, what you hope to gain and to decide whether counselling or psychotherapy might be useful for you.
Counselling usually involves once a week sessions. It often focuses on the present and problems in everyday life. In some cases psychotherapy may involve a greater number of sessions a week with an increased focus on unconscious processes and linking past and present experiences. The priority is to recognise what you personally will need in order to get the most out of the process.
After the initial consultation, if you decide to work with Daniel, the two of you will agree a verbal contract. This contract is reviewed periodically and includes the fee and the days and times of ongoing sessions.
As session times are prescheduled, you will be asked to pay for missed or cancelled sessions where there is less than 48 hrs notice.
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Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with both couples and is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.
Please contact us with questions.
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