Therapies

Anxiety, Fear & Panic Disorder

Whether you’re suffering from panic attacks, obsessive thoughts, unrelenting worries, or an incapacitating phobia, it’s important to know that you don’t have to live with anxiety and fear. Treatment can help, and for many anxiety problems, therapy is often the most effective option.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most widely-used therapy for anxiety disorders. Research has shown it to be effective in the treatment of panic disorder, phobias, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder, among many other conditions.

CBT addresses negative patterns and distortions in the way we look at the world and ourselves.

Counselling

Working Humanistically means clients can explore their whole life experience, rather than singular blocks, particularly combining the past ,present and future if needed instead of concentrating on one specific area, helping you to gain a more complete understanding of the underlying issues related to these difficulties. My experience of working with clients over a 9 year period has shown me that this is one of the most effective methods of fostering lasting change.
You may have considered counselling as a way forward, but have been unsure of what it involves. Taking the steps to find a counsellor could be one of the most important, and possibly life changing decisions you will make.

Depression

Depression affects how people think, feel and act. Depression makes it more difficult to manage from day to day and interferes with study, work and relationships. A person may be depressed if for more than two weeks they have felt sad, down or miserable most of the time or have lost interest or pleasure in most of their usual activities, and have also experienced several of the signs and symptoms.

Weight Loss & Eating Disorders

We have qualified coaches and counsellors who have experience in working for a Bariatric Consultancy Service, which is available within the NHS in West Sussex, specialising in disordered eating in a Tier 3 setting as well as being part of the MDT in St Richards hospital where they did psychological Assessments in Tier 4 for a multi disciplinary team, for patients hoping to go forward for gastric Bypass surgery.

Well being

These sessions are similar to cognitive therapy but focuses on well-being instead of stress. The therapist gives activities to strengthen and promote the patient’s well-being (for example, the task of taking certain pleasurable activities every day for a certain time).

Group Therapy

Being in a group setting in a therapy environment can help people identify their own behaviours and differences better. As there is room for comparison, you may discover that you are not perhaps as adaptive as you would like. Group therapy aims to help people see themselves and their behaviours more clearly

Life coaching

Life coaching focuses on what’s happening right now, what a person wants next, and how that gap can be bridged,” explains Jane Scudder, certified coach and founder of leadership development firm The New Exec.

Coaching is about helping people identify the obstacles that keep getting in their way, assisting them with finding motivation, and pinpointing any resistance to change. Life coach is a broad term—you can also find business coaches, executive coaches, leadership coaches, and health coaches, but a life coach is typically most helpful when you’re thinking about your overall future.

Mindfulnesses

Mindfulness is a technique that originated from Buddhist meditation that helps people focus on the present to gain greater awareness of their emotions and improve general well-being. Mindfulness meditation and mindfulness-based therapies are becoming popular tools to help those with depression and anxiety.

  • Mindfulness starts when we recognise the tendency to be on automatic pilot, which can rob us of our potential for living life more fully. We begin to practise stepping out of automatic pilot by bringing mindfulness to aspects of everyday present-moment experience that we might normally overlook.
  • With greater awareness, we begin to notice how often we are lost in our thoughts and feelings. Mindfulness of the body and breathing helps us learn to recognise our thoughts, emotions, sensations, and impulses, gather the scattered mind, and return with appreciation to the here and now.
  • We learn that when our attention is caught up in the past or the future, we can get trapped in unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting. Mindfulness helps us recognise these automatic reactions, understand them as normal human experiences, and bring kindness and compassion to them.
  • As we cultivate attitudes of interest and friendliness toward all of our experiences, whether pleasant or unpleasant, we learn skills for keeping our balance through life’s ups and downs, responding skilfully when difficulties arise, engaging with what is most important to us, and opening up to moments of joy, contentment, and gratitude. We learn to flourish.

Meditation

Meditation is a practice in which an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state. Meditation is practiced in numerous religious traditions.