Online Counselling Southampton
My online practice is based in Southampton, Hampshire and I work successfully with clients throughout the UK. Working this way allows me to reach out and connect to clients who otherwise have no local access to or have restricted choice of appropriately trained and experienced therapists.
The focus of my therapeutic approach if to help individuals and couples to restore a sense of well being, balance and an ability to cope in an uncertain world. This might be struggling with a loss of direction, relationship difficulties, work issues, bereavement, stress, anxiety or depression.
Exploring your unmet wants, needs, identity and purpose can help with re-establishing a greater sense of self resilience
For couples this can help the relationship grow by exploring and healing past hurts. Events that have occurred can’t be undone. However they can be learnt from and a new way of being together leading to a healthier and more satisfying relationship.
Specialist Therapy Tools
I use Transactional Analysis Counselling, an observable model of personality, relationship and communication. Providing a powerful insight and explanation into your inner workings and interactions with self and others. This forms that basis of my counselling, coaching and psychotherapy.
Integrated with CBT (Cognitive Based Therapy) thoughts, emotions, actions and physical feelings can be made sense of and changed.
Relationships change over times as do our needs and wants. As a graduate of Dr Ellyn Bader’s Developmental Training Model for relationship counselling and couples therapy this approach helps explain how our relationships grow and develop.
Importantly this helps with understanding how we as individuals and our relationship change over time. This helps to explain how events can lead to conflict, distance and reduced intimacy.
Additionally I use approaches from Emotionally Focused Therapy and Gottman couples therapy in my relationship counselling.
Helping couples learn about their relationship cycles by attending to their reactions and feelings. Learning how to communicate more calmly and effectively so as to be heard and understood so as to de-escalate conflict and anxiety.
Thoughts, feelings and actions that are experienced are explored so as to make sense of them. Greater awareness and knowledge leads to making positive and effective change to improve relationships with self and others.