We offer the opportunity for you to talk and discuss in a safe, relaxing environment in confidence without judgement. Counselling can offer a variety of positive benefits which can enhance your life.
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The approach I use is biodynamic craniosacral therapy, which is a gentle, hands-on method non-invasive treatment, which evaluates and enhances the function of the whole body. This treatment is suitable for all from new born to the elderly.
Therapist : Elena West
Clinical Neuropsychology offering assessment and treatment for the cognitive and emotional impact of neurological conditions. I have more than a decade’s experience of working with patients at every stage of care, from hospital admission to living in the community.
Neuropsychologists are experts on how neurological illness changes emotional well-being, behaviour and cognitive functions. Whether you have Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Brain Injury, Stroke, Dementia or another neurological condition, a neuropsychologist can help you cope with:
· Cognitive problems, including difficulty with memory, language, thinking skills such as planning and organising, and concentration
· Feeling frustrated, low or anxious
· Loss of confidence and low self-esteem
· Physical symptoms including pain, weakness and fatigue
· Feelings of bereavement for lost abilities and activities
· Changes in behaviour including irritability and anger, apathy and an inability to start tasks, and lost social skills
Are you worried about memory and other mental skills? My services include comprehensive cognitive assessment and speedy reports to allow you get the advice that you need and move forwards. I use the latest cognitive tests to find which skills are affected. I can then advise you how to manage and overcome these problems using evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation techniques.
Is managing your symptoms emotionally overwhelming you? Neurological illness increases the risk of psychological distress, including depression, anxiety, and low self-confidence. Therapy can help you understand why neurological illness causes emotional distress, cope with the emotional impact of neurological problems, adjust to your illness and develop strategies to manage your symptoms.
I am registered with the HCPC and the British Psychological Society (BPS). I hold the BPS’ “gold standard” Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology and I am listed on the BPS Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists. If you need someone with the highest level of expertise in clinical neuropsychology, I can help. Therapist: Vikki Hunkin
Clinical psychologists aim to reduce the distress and improve the psychological wellbeing of their clients. They use psychological methods and research to make positive changes to their clients’ lives and offer various forms of treatment.They work with clients of all ages who have a variety of different mental or physical health issues, such as depression and anxiety, mental illness, adjustment to physical illness, neurological disorders, addictive behaviours eating disorders, personal and family relationship problems and learning disabilities.
Clinical psychologists work in partnership with their clients over a series of sessions in order to build a shared understanding (‘formulation’) of their difficulties, explain why they may be happening and to make sense of them. This may include past difficulties and experiences if these are relevant to the present. This understanding informs the next steps which may include therapy.
Therapist:Tim Keen, Daniel Robins,
CAT is suitable for treating low mood (depression), anxiety, stress, low self-confidence and low self-esteem. CAT can work with difficulties born of childhood trauma. It focusses on the underlying relational patterns learnt early in life that can make it difficult to share vulnerability and ask for what we need in a healthy way.
CAT is a very active therapy, inviting you to be the observer of your own life and to take part in what needs change. The changes needed may be small, such as stopping being caught in a trap of avoiding things, or they may be larger, such as finding new ways of relating to other people. The first thing that happens with any human encounter is our reaction to the other person. If we feel warm and happy, we are likely to feel accepted. Conversely, if we feel got at, criticised or humiliated we tend to feel hurt and misunderstood, we might respond by being angry and defensive or give up trying and get depressed and isolated. Many of our automatic responses to other people stem from patterns of relating in early life.
For example, if you had learned in your childhood that you only received love and care by pleasing others you might have the belief: ‘Only if I always do what others want will I be liked’ which puts you in a trap of pleasing others, and can lead to you feeling used and abused. When you realise you have got used to being in this trap you can start to notice how often it catches you and can begin to change what you do and learn to find other more useful ways of standing up for yourself and relating to others. CAT shows you the way to change your learned attitudes and beliefs about yourself and others, and helps you focus on ways to make better choices.
The process of a CAT therapy is to help us look at patterns of relating, and the effect these patterns are having on our relationships, our work and the way we are with ourselves. Together, in the safety of the therapeutic relationship you will gradually develop an understanding of the ways in which you have learned to cope with what has happened in your life. Often people who have been through abuse, neglect or trauma feel bad about themselves and this can affect self-confidence. The active part of CAT helps you to take part in the process of change in your own way.
Therapist: Tim Keen
All this I now place in the broader context of Deep Ecology and
Ecopsychology. I have trained with Joanna Macy and am accredited by her as a
facilitator of what is now called The Work that Reconnects. Ecopsychology
considers human identity as inseparably and intimately part of the natural world.
Ecotherapy can involve simply enjoying the support of the Natural Environment –
and we have access to woodland adjacent to the Blue Lotus Therapy Centre – and
recovering our relationship with it as a member of the Earth community.
Ecopsychotherapy admits the distress we all feel at some level at environmental
destruction and the climate crisis.
Therapist : Martin Paine
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR therapy is a phased, focused approach to treating trauma and other symptoms by reconnecting the traumatised person in a safe and measured way to the images, self-thoughts, emotions, and body sensations associated with the trauma, and allowing the natural healing powers of the brain to move toward adaptive resolution.
It is based on the idea that symptoms occur when trauma and other negative or challenging experiences overwhelm the brain’s natural ability to heal, and that the healing process can be facilitated and completed through bilateral stimulation while the client is re-experiencing the trauma in the context of the safe environment of the therapist’s office (dual awareness).
According to the EMDR Research Foundation, over 30 studies have documented the effectiveness of EMDR therapy over the past 30 years for problems such as rape and sexual abuse, combat trauma, childhood trauma and neglect, life-threatening accidents, and symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.
By processing stuck trauma, you can move those experiences to regular autobiographical memory and, in doing so, you are far better placed to get past your past and move forward with your life.
Therapist Tim Keen, Romina Scaramagli
This is a meditative (semi-hypnotic) technique combined with energy healing, by which you
fully feel and observe your emotions. You will be completely aware of them, accept them and
With this technique is possible to really come to the roots of your problems, wherever they
are. With observing and accepting the emotion you can then release it on a very deep level.
It has been scientifically proven that every living being is made up of electromagnetic energy, which vibrates at different frequencies. This energy is sometimes called the “Aura” or “Chi” (in science it is referred to as the electro-magnetic field or Bio-field) and it refers to energy which flows through the body in order to energy-feed every cell in the body and maintains health and well being on all levels.
Energy Healing is the clearing of blockages and disruptions in a person’s Bio-field and the re-balancing of the entire physical, psychological and emotional body.
HMS Therapy is a fast effective therapy for all stress related conditions. A combination of NLP, Neuro Semantics & Hypnotherapy this is a Pioneering treatment in mental health that will totally change your life.Treatment used for PTSD & Depression in the UK.
HMS Therapy unlike other therapies involves the heart and stomach as well as the head. We have all heard the terms ‘follow your head’ and ‘gut feeling’. This therapy helps to align the whole body helping to reframe core negative beliefs such as ‘not good enough’ or any traumatic memories .
The unconscious is the part of your mind that deals with habitual and automatic reactions, feelings, emotions, processes and functions that are outside of our conscious awareness – things that you literally don’t need to think about because you just do them.
Therapist: Isi Murray
Life Coaching can help address a wide range of needs including anxiety , depression , stress, health , fitness, personal relationships, personal development and much more….
Therapist Brian Tregunna, Kate King, Margarithe Mayes
Supportive. Empathic. Confidential.
Macrobiotics, the Greek term meaning “Big Life”, is a holistic life philosophy developed in the 20th century by Japanese pioneers, George Ohsawa and Michio Kushi. Macrobiotics mainly focuses on wholefood diet and nutrition, but also takes into account personal and spiritual development, based on traditional Oriental medicine and philosophy principles.
Macrobiotic Health Coaching takes a comprehensive consultation, looking at the client’s constitution and health condition, diet, exercise, emotional and life history. Using assessment process based on Oriental diagnosis, a Macrobiotic Health Coach provides a detailed health and lifestyle plan, which may include: dietary advice, meal planning and wholefood cooking tuition, exercise routines, massage and bodywork treatments, and emotional work.
Macrobiotic Health Coaching is not a substitute for medical care but is a form of guidance and education to help enable the client to fine tune and optimize their health and wellbeing.
Therapist: Dave Sowden
Naturopathy: Like so many Natural Therapies, Naturopathy can help with both mind and body, as the two are closely intertwined. It is a truly holistic therapy, which involves taking a thorough history, incorporating all aspects of ‘health’, so that the root causes can be uncovered, little by little. Prescriptions depend on the underlying factors, but they usually consist of individual dietary/lifestyle recommendations, Herbal Remedies and Nutritional Supplements. The right foods/nutrients/medicinal herbs can be invaluable in supporting you during times of stress or encouraging a restful night’s sleep. It’s about restoring natural balance in mind/body and supporting long-term health, rather than just popping a pill for an ill. This can take time, patience and hard work, but I’d say worth it if it leads to an improved quality of life! Naturopathy is an art – there is no claim to ‘cure’ specific conditions, just to support you in your journey to optimal health (feeling the best you can). With proper guidance you can learn about Nature’s Pharmacy and proper self-care, tools which will be valuable to you for life.
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) is aimed at enhancing the healing process by changing the conscious and subconscious beliefs of patients about themselves, their illnesses, and the world. These limiting beliefs are “reprogrammed” using a variety of techniques drawn from other disciplines including hypnotherapy and psychotherapy.
Sexual dysfunctions such as loss of desire, loss of interest in sex, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, difficulty obtaining orgasm, pain during sexual activities and difficulty achieving penetration are all common problems in a relationship.
For more information visit www.cosrt.org.uk Sex is an important aspect of an adult’s life and the lack of intimacy that can result from a sexual dysfunction, or just getting out of the habit, does create frustration and sadness for many. Helping couples overcome these difficulties and achieve the intimacy and quality of life together that they want.
To understand more about what is troubling you right now. Together we identify what is preventing you from being the person you could be, relating to others and life challenges the way you want to.
This sometimes means understanding more about how the past is continuing to influence you now in ways that are helpful and unhelpful. By making conscious choices about what learning from the past needs developing, updating or throwing in the bin you can change your present experience with others.
For more information about psychotherapy visit www.ukcp.org.uk
Therapist: Sally Allardyce, Holly Arymar
Support for reducing stress, improving your emotional well-being, and for managing chronic fatigue or long-term health conditions.
Practical guidance for reducing your symptoms, changing your thoughts, feelings and behaviour patterns, and developing skills which improve your quality of life and well-being.
Talk , share and learn in a supportive, safe environment.Learn a range of cognitive behavioural skills as well as physical, practical and relaxation techniques that can help you manage stress and the challenges of everyday life and regain some balance. Available on an individual or group basis with Kate King.
Therapist : Brian Tregunna
Has an emphasis on self-development, growth and responsibilities. Therapeutic counselling seeks to help individuals recognise their strengths, creativity and choice in the ‘here and now’. Person-centred therapy (also known as “client-centred” counselling)
Is a healing system of theory and practice. It is a combination of breathing exercises, physical postures, and meditation that has been practiced for more than 5,000 years.
Therapist : Ruth Bennett offering 1:1 sessions