Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counselling and psychotherapy are effective ways of improving and maintaining emotional well being. We all have times when we can feel overwhelmed by problems in our lives, our careers, our histories and in our relationships. Times when we feel at a loss and do not know how to move forward. Counselling provides an opportunity to explore these difficulties without any pressure or bias from the listener.
The process of speaking about the difficult aspects of your life has many benefits. You may experience improvement in your self esteem, allowing you to make better life choices; you may gain a different perspective on a long established problem and see more options for the way forward; you may grow in self awareness and self acceptance and begin to behave in ways which are for your greater good; and you may find a way of accepting the behaviour and opinions of others.
Clinical psychology is an integration of the science, theory and clinical knowledge for the purpose of understanding, preventing, and relieving psychologically-based distress or dysfunction, and to promote subjective and behavioural well-being and personal development.
Body psychotherapy sessions with Amy offer a confidential environment in which you can explore your feelings, relationships, habits and stuck patterns, with a view to gaining a deeper insight into your difficulties, improve your relationships and personal problems and give you more choice about how to live your life.
Sessions are suitable for anyone experiencing stress, (which can be experienced as irritability, weepiness, aches, pains, insomnia, exhaustion, and a lack of interest in life), anxiety, depression, or for anyone who feels overwhelmed by strong emotion, unable to cope with difficult life changes, unable to express themselves directly to others, or for those who feel stuck in a lifestyle that no longer works for them.
Body psychotherapy is a compassionate form of psychotherapy in which you will be encouraged to get to know yourself in your own time and way. You will explore ways of using the sessions jointly with Amy. Different people need different kinds of support to listen to their body. That is why body psychotherapy is a talking therapy that can also include working with movement, posture, breathing, imagery and biodynamic massage. These activities are vehicles for self-exploration and will arise out of the psychotherapy process.