Therapy

“Working with Annie over the last 6 meetings has transformed my outlook on my life! The support and guidance given has been invaluable and will stay with me forever! Annie offered a safe space to open up and done this with patience and not by being pushy. My thoughts and preconceived ideas were challenged which I cannot thank you enough for!”

This page explains which psychological therapies I offer and gives a list of the sorts of difficulties that I can help with. Psychological therapies can be provided to individuals and couples over the age of 18. If you have any questions or need additional information about anything you read below then do get in touch. There is no such thing as a silly question!

Psychological Therapies

My approach is called Integrative Relational Psychology. The ‘Integrative’ part of this means that I am trained to provide a variety of evidence based psychological therapies, and specialise in integrating elements of these therapies to design a unique and bespoke therapy for each client. Integration of psychological therapies is not about using a piece-meal combination of tools and techniques. Instead it aims to blend the theory and techniques of each therapy into a seamless bespoke therapy that best meets your specific needs and therapeutic goals. The ‘Relational’ part of this approach means that there is a focus throughout on the importance of the therapeutic relationship.  Your therapy experience will therefore always be one of collaboration, with both you and your therapist working together to understand and explore your difficulties, experiences and strengths.  There will be a emphasis on active participation and making real world changes that align with your therapeutic goals.

As well as integrating the therapies and approaches listed below, I provide most as individual therapies depending on what we agree together would best meet your individual needs:

  • Integrative Relational Psychology
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)
  • Psychodynamic approaches
  • CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy)
  • DBT skills (Dialectic Behavioural Therapy – skills only)

Prices for individual and couples therapy can be viewed here.

What can I help with?

The approach I practice and therapies I offer allow me to adapt and be flexible to your needs and goals. The list below is just a summary of the more common difficulties that people experience so if you don’t see your difficulties listed it doesn’t mean I can’t help.

  • Anxiety
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Social Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Worry
  • Phobias
  • Avoidance
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Single event trauma
  • Complex trauma
  • Pre-trauma therapy safety and stabilisation work
  • Physical, emotional, sexual assault/abuse (childhood and adulthood)
  • Traumatic memories
  • Difficult life experiences
  • Bullying
  • Adjustment difficulties
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Hearing voices
  • Personality Disorders
  • Depression
  • Low mood
  • Rumination
  • Low self-esteem
  • Low self-confidence
  • Body image difficulties
  • Pain
  • Somatic symptoms
  • Procrastination
  • Difficulty making decisions – specific or in general
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Work related stress
  • Work related anxiety
  • Feeling stuck
  • Stress
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Establishing routine – activities of daily living, food, sleep
  • Difficult life events
  • Understanding and managing emotions
  • Bereavement
  • Grief and loss
  • Etc

Introduction and Treatment Planning session

I can also offer a one off introduction/treatment planning session for new clients. Prices can be found here. This session is an option if you would like to meet me and ask any questions that you might have, or discuss treatment options before deciding to arrange a therapy appointment. We will aim to get an overview of your current difficulties, to decide together if we think it would be a good match, and if so to develop a provisional treatment plan for you to consider. It can also be a good option if you are nervous about going somewhere new or meeting new people and would like to dedicate a session to visiting the premises and meeting me.