Lists of therapies I use, issues I can help with, methods, and other services are below. GP and other organization referrals are welcome.
It is the law that I can only assist those who are 16 years and over by themselves, but I can help those who are younger by having prior consent from a parent or guardian.
To get more in depth, and how they can work for you, check out more.
Cognitive and behavioural therapies (focusing on the way you think and behave)
Psychoanalytic therapies (looking at how past experiences affect the present)
Humanistic therapies (with a focus on self-development and growth)
Talking therapies (help you work out how to deal with negative thoughts and feelings and make positive changes)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT),
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT),
Open Talk Therapy.
Help you identify goals,
Help you achieve your goals,
Guide you through changes and obstacles,
Give you permission to follow your dreams,
Teach you how to make the right decisions for yourself,
Focus on looking toward your future,
Focus on solutions.
Mental Health Consultant,
Behavioural Health Analyst,
To read about therapies in more detail, please click on.
The following are just a few of the issues/disorders I can assist you with:
Bipolar (Manic Depression),
Gender Anxiety Disorder (GAD),
Long Distance Relationships,
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD),
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD),
Work Related Stress,
Work Related Issues.
Other issues open to be discussed.
Further information, check out in more depth.
NB: At the consultation stage it is appropriate to discuss any issues, past problems, and any medication being taken (if only briefly), so as to decide how to proceed. If sessions are then undertaken, more information will then come to the surface in time...and so I would only be comfortable with giving a diagnosis, or even a report if requested, as time proceeds. I believe it is necessary to talk things out and deal with them, and not just label a person from the start....however, I will make a diagnosis of some level from information I have been given by yourself.
Depression, whatever the type and support we have, is a journey we walk alone...everyone is different in how they deal with depression. Most of the time it is considered to be like a 'black dog' that follows us around, but I prefer to think of it as a challenge to face. Challenges are good, and if we fail the first time then we need to try again...plus it is unique to us. The reason/s why we have become depressed are important, but coping with it on a daily basis and coming out the other side is paramount. Most importantly, we must never feel as though we have failed ourselves or others by not being able to cope in the first place. Talking, learning, and positive action will be the steps to take towards recovery...and having the knowledge that you can cope if it arises again in you life.
Methods used are:
Video Call (for face-to-face) using Skype, VSee, etc., and others on request.
Phone via mobile or landline, UK and other Countries around the globe so please just ask (I call you, so no cost to yourself).
Instant Message using Skype IM, Yahoo messenger, WhatsApp (popular), and others on request.
Text Message (UK only) standard rate, only suitable really if under contract or at least a bundle.
For more information on how a session works with these, please check out more.
For your information:
I must advise that using the 'text' method for actual therapy sessions, is not one of the best....however, I have made the option available and the method can be changed whenever necessary. It is always good to start with something you are comfortable with, and then progress.
Since I require the consent of a parent or guardian to help anyone under the age of 16 years, it means that I would only be able to use the 'video call' and 'phone' methods for helping such person...seeing as I would have to be able to know for sure that the appropriate adult would be present, or have knowledge of what was proceeding. Anything like email, text, and instant message could be misused.
If someone under age does contact me, and I am duped into thinking that they are older, I can not be held responsible and will stop contact if such knowledge does become apparent.
NB: The fees that I charge are only for the services I supply...so any methods using the internet are simply normal costs we both have day-to-day, I will phone you (as per above) so there is no cost to yourself, and the text number I use is a standard number (and you only pay for yours) but unless you have an unlimited text bundle, or similar, it probably would not be suitable for you since you would then have extra costs to consider.
It is my aim to help as much as possible, however since I can not guarantee to be available at the exact moment a person needs help I can not be classed as an emergency contact. If you are in crisis then please contact the Samaritans, your GP or health care professional, or the appropriate emergency service. CALL 111.
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