I work with people who have chosen to seek therapeutic support privately or who have been referred by a third party such as their insurance company or employer.
I offer therapeutic support to people who are experiencing a variety of difficulties including;
- Low Mood
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Relationship Difficulties
- Low self-esteem
- Loss and Bereavement.
The first appointment is referred to as the ‘Assessment’ appointment and can be arranged by contacting me by telephone, email or using the contact form on this website.
Some people prefer to speak on the telephone to arrange the appointment and have a brief conversation about how the service may be of help. I therefore offer an initial telephone conversation of up to 15 minutes FREE of charge. An assessment session will then be arranged either online or at Telford Psychology’s office.
The assessment session gives you the opportunity to talk about difficult thoughts and feelings that you are experiencing, with the aim being for us to explore how therapy may be beneficial to you. If we decide to meet again, we will arrange our next session at the end of the assessment appointment.
In our therapeutic sessions, my understanding of how life experiences affect the mind and the body, enables me to support you to work through difficult experiences and to move forward.
I am trained in a number of therapeutic approaches which are ‘evidenced based’, meaning that research has provided evidence that they are beneficial. The approach that I will offer is decided upon following the assessment session, when we have explored which may best suit your needs.
I recognise that I have expertise in Psychology, whilst you know yourself best. Therapy is therefore collaborative and we work together to make psychological theory understandable and meaningful to you and your experiences. For example, we may think about how concepts such as Anxiety work in terms of thoughts, feelings, behaviours and physical sensations or how our threat systems work during trauma and explore how this relates to you.
Psychology in the park
Following an online or office based assessment appointment, we may decide that meeting for therapy outdoors may be appropriate. Being able to walk and talk allows for the benefits of fresh air and exercise on both physical and mental health and can often be helpful when attendance at my office or online appointments are not possible.
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”Carl Rogers