If you change nothing, nothing changes but it can be hard to know where to begin. I feel it starts with you being heard and valued. Having your story and your feelings witnessed and validated is extraordinarily powerful and provides the catalyst for change. You will gain a clarity and a sense of perspective as well as an understanding of why you behave in the way you do. Talking to me will feel different from talking to a friend or family member. I will offer you insights and reflections, not opinions or solutions. I am interested in you and your experiences and they matter to me, but as I'm not involved I can remain objective.
I can work with you around family issues, teen problems, child behaviour, ASC issues, illness and disability. I will support, collaborate and try to make sense of what is going on. All things eventually pass - I will offer to weather the storm with you. I won’t be judging you or not taking you seriously. We will work together - and it will be work - but we will also aim to have fun and be creative in our work.
Are you struggling with relationship issues, parenting challenges, or a sense of anxiety, confusion or inexplicable rage? Perhaps you are not clear about what your expectations or wishes are for yourself in the next phase of your life; perhaps you are wondering how best to fulfil your potential or work out your identity. Whatever your concerns, psychotherapy can offer immense support in times of difficulty and transition.
Welcome. What has brought you here today? Maybe you are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression or stress, perhaps you simply have a sense of life not being quite as you would like it to be. Whatever your reason for seeking counselling I am hopeful I can help you find a way through the difficulties you are experiencing. I offer each and every one of my clients a safe space within which they can explore their concerns, within this space I respond with compassion and curiosity and without judgement.
Do things feel tough right now? Maybe they've felt tough for a while? It's not always clear why how we feel starts to change over time but that uncertainty can get in the way of how we live, work and enjoy life. And then there are times when we do know and all we want is for someone to listen. Whether you're feeling anxious, depressed, grieving or questioning your own identity or sense of self you don't have to do it alone. I'm here to help you work things through, at a pace that suits you, and always with you're best interests in mind.
I see children and young people aged from early childhood up to 19. The children and young people I see come for a variety of reasons including (but not limited to!) trauma, anxiety, self-harm, social difficulties, attachment related difficulties, eating disorders, depression and family conflict.
Are you looking for change? Do you want to move beyond the pain of your current situation or past traumas? Are you experiencing relationship difficulties and don't know how to go beyond the current situation? Whatever the issues you are facing, I will work with you to help you move towards the place you (both) want to be. I have extensive knowledge of working with clients with a range of mental health difficulties, including people in emotional crisis. I believe that every person has the potential for recovery and growth, with as an individual or within relationship with another person. Transformation is always possible.
However stuck or uncertain you may feel at the moment, I firmly believe that within you is a strong and healthy self that knows exactly what is right for you and how to move forward. As a person-centred integrative counsellor, I have supported people who feel overwhelmed by anxiety, anger, grief, depression, low self-worth, isolation and traumatic memories to find a better emotional balance; like and understand themselves more; and feel stronger, more resourced and hopeful about the future.
The approach I first trained in and like to use the most is an integrative model called the Relational approach. This approach incorporates both humanistic and psychodynamic elememts which means it retains the warmth of the humanistic models which focus on empathy and building trust, and the Freudian concepts of the unconcious mind and transference. I work best with clients who are willing to explore how they relate to people, by examining what is going on in our relationship during therapy. I really enjoy working with clients who have issues around relationships and attachment, and find this work both interesting and rewarding.
I work with a wide range of anxiety and mood difficulties helping to bring about understanding and positive change. This includes depression, low esteem, panic, phobias (spiders, animals, storms, heights, emetophobia etc), social anxiety, OCD, BDD, eating disorders, health anxiety, GAD (worry), PTSD/trauma, driving anxiety, insomnia and anger/temper. I offer appointments 9am-6pm Monday to Friday.
Are you struggling to cope, feeling stuck, perhaps aware that something needs to change, but unsure where to start. Sometimes we all need help to navigate the difficulties life can present . Whatever your reason for considering counselling, I can offer you a safe and confidential space to talk through your problems. Working with you to help you make sense of how you are feeling and in developing practical ideas to help you cope in your day to day life.
Is your life is feeling hard or painful in some way right now? Something needs to change but it feels like a mountain to climb? Feeling stuck or confused? My hope is that I can help. If you choose to work with me, my promise to you is that I will listen with respect, care and compassion. I will offer my authentic responses to whatever you bring. Perhaps, together, we can develop new perspectives on your life. I believe in the power of a real relationship, with a counsellor, to bring about the change you desire. I look forward to hearing from you.
Hi, I'm Elaine. I'm a child & adolescent therapist & counsellor who supports children, teens & their families to manage big feelings, stressful situations and other life challenges. I work with children & young people aged 8-18 (as well as some adults) and support them with a huge range of issues from anxiety and worries about school, fostering and adoption, to trauma, bereavement, sexual abuse and domestic violence, covering pretty much everything you can think of in-between. I'm an accredited therapist who offers play & creative arts therapy, TraumaPlay and talking therapy. I have a therapy dog who loves to be involved.
I am a health psychologist working as a CBT therapist. Please see my website resolvingpain.co.uk for more information. Or you can email me: email@example.com During these times I can offer therapy via Skype and Zoom too if necessary.
I’m an experienced and fully-qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist, working with individuals aged 18 years and over offering a safe and supportive place in which to talk about your difficulties and concerns. We can begin to explore what might be troubling you, or causing you distress and suffering, or preventing you from experiencing life to the full. Together we can take time to focus on what’s important for you, to try and make sense and understand what may be happening to you and think about changes you want to make. I offer open-ended therapy with sessions once a week beginning with with an initial session or sometimes two.
You might be struggling with something difficult in the here and now, such as the loss of a loved one, or the breakdown of a relationship. Or perhaps you’re aware of vague, underlying feelings of sadness, anxiety or anger. Maybe you feel trapped in a cycle of repeated disappointments with partners, friends and careers and don’t know why. Whether you know what the problem is, or even if you don’t, therapy can help. It’s an opportunity to explore yourself; to examine feelings, thoughts and motivations and gain understanding - the first step towards navigating a different, happier course.
We can all struggle with our relationships, both sexually & emotionally, and talking about these problems can be particularly daunting. These struggles can take many forms, ranging from conflict difficulties, marital problems, pain during intercourse, a lack of desire, erectile dysfunction, sexual identity, childhood trauma affecting our adult relationships and many others. Taking the first step to seek out therapy is a difficult one, but one that could help to break the cycle we are currently playing out. I provide the same warmth and care to all members of society. LGBTQ+, kink and fetish friendly.
Are you looking for a safe, welcoming and non-judgemental environment in which you can explore difficult emotions and experiences at your own pace? Sharing and talking about our problems with another person is the oldest form of medicine; it can help us feel acknowledged and heard. I believe we are the experts of our own life as we are the only ones that have lived it. Feeling genuinely heard, and being treated as an equal and unique individual throughout the psychotherapy process, creates an environment where acceptance and positive change can grow.
I'm a Tavistock trained psychotherapist specialising in therapy for adolescents, young adults up to 26, with a special interest in student, postgrad and young professional mental health. I also specialise in parenting guidance and successful co-parenting during separation and divorce. i have 16 years experience in the NHS, a busy private practice. I have a warm, empathic approach, meeting you where you are. I aim to help you discover more freedom and authenticity in how you relate to yourself and others. I treat a diverse range of issues - anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, relationship issues, transgender, sexuality,
Are you having relationships issues or family issues? Are you struggling with anxiety, or are you feeling depressed at times? Have you had a life transition such as redundancy, illness or bereavement, or been affected by an affair or betrayal? It may be that life is getting on top of you, and it may feel that there is no one to turn to help sort things out.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Combe Down are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, and psychotherapists, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.
Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Combe Down then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Combe Down, or Child Psychologists in Combe Down.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Combe Down psychologists specialising in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Combe Down specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.