Since 1994 I have provided Psychotherapy in Whalley Range and Chorlton cum Hardy, Manchester. My sessions are goal focused and dynamic. My intention is to help you reach your goal in the shortest amount of time needed for your good health.
Psychotherapy is a professional and formal relationship between therapist and client in which we can profitably explore difficult, and often painful, emotions and experiences.
These may include feelings of anxiety, depression, trauma, or perhaps the loss of meaning in one’s life. It is a process which seeks to help the person gain an increased capacity for choice, through which the individual becomes more autonomous and self-determined.
Psychotherapy may be provided for individuals or children, couples, families and groups. My practice is individual adult psychotherapy.
Psychotherapy is defined by UKCP (2009) as a process “to help clients gain insight into their difficulties or distress, establish a greater understanding of their motivation, and enable them to find more appropriate ways of coping or bring about changes in their thinking and behaviour. Psychotherapy involves exploring feelings, beliefs, thoughts and relevant events, sometimes from childhood and personal history, in a structured way.”
Psychotherapy may be valuable to anyone seeking to resolve specific problems, or for personal development. As well as alleviating a range of disadvantageous habits and many physical ailments, psychotherapy also deals in deep-seated, which I tend to work with in a case by case manner which is tailored to your needs. I take a wide-ranging and eclectic view in helping clients to understand and to alleviate psychological difficulties.
The method that I employ differs from other forms of psychotherapy in the deliberate (direct and indirect) use of altered mental states and supporting therapeutic structures as the principal medium for effecting change. In shorter-term engagements, I can assist to inculcate skills and overcome limiting habits or personal and social inhibitions. During longer-term therapy, the working relationship may present a dynamic context for the client to examine and work through important self-protection issues, including the reframing and resolution of challenging early experiences and liberation from previous blocks to personal development.