Wellbeing Counselling Southampton for Individuals and Couples
You are impacted by the way you think, feel and relate to yourself, partners, friends, family, work colleagues and the events that you experience throughout your life. Often these are outside your control. Finding yourself overwhelmed you can reach out to me for support.
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, bereavement, stress, anxiety or depression. Exploring your wants, 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. This provides a powerful insight and explanation into your inner workings and interactions with self and others.
This is integrated with CBT (Cognitive Based Therapy) so that 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 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 Emotionally Focused Therapy to help couples learn about their relationship from their reactions and feelings. This help couples to de-escalate conflict and to be able to communicate more calmly and effectively.
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.