Cassie Maund-Powell Cognitive behaviour therapy psychotherapist , GL53
If you have beenstruggling for a while this is the first step to getting help. Email or call me and once we meet we can start to figure it out. Therapy is really an investement in your future and many people feel that their lives have been changed fundamentally by it.
I have a core training in counselling taking an integrative approach which focuses on the therapy relationship. Further to that training I did a two year MSc in Psychological Therapies in CBT. I believe that any orientation of therapy can be helpful but some take more time than others. It is vital that you as the client, feel that I as the therapist, understand you and accept you in a non-judgemental, unconditional way. If you can start to trust me and in the process then you canuse therapy appropriately to feel that you are able to change.
In the first session we explore your reasons for coming to therapy and you have the chance to tell me what you want to be different, how you would like it to be and how you willknow when this has happened. Subsequent sessions would help you to understand what is stopping you from achieving those aims. Fundamentally I am a positivist, so I believe everything you are doing has a positive intention even though it may feel negative.
My qualifications form a set of tools that I interweave into the therapy as appropriate. Rather than you coming out of sessions feeling "Theraped" I aim to help you take away your own set of tools so you can solve problems that come your way.The sessions are collaborative so you will be able to set the agenda and work on the issues that are bothering you the most.
Some people worry about having to come along to therapy and talk about their childhood experiences, other people welcome the opportunity to do this. It may be vital for me to understand aspects of your development from childhood through to where you are now, much in the same way as a doctor would take a medical history. Many of the issues we all struggle with were formed in childhood, therapy can be about learning new ways of coping that are more appropriate to the here and now.
Training and qualifications
MSc in Psychological Therapies CBT
Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Counselling
Master Practitioner of NLP (Bandler/McKenna)
£50 per 60 minute hour
Please ask for consessions if low wage; student; unemployed
Person-centred/humanistic Cognitive behaviour therapy Psychodynamic Behavioural therapy Mindfulness Integrative Existential Family/Systemic Issues often worked with:
AnxietyDepressionInterpersonal relationships Availability:
In less than a week Therapy offered:
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