Individual and Couple Counselling & Psychotherapy for Northallerton, Brompton, Thirsk, Richmond, Catterick, Catterick Garrison, Colburn, Leeming, Bedale, Darlington and Stockton-on-Tees
The model of counselling I am originally trained in utilises different theoretical approaches - these being predominantly psychodynamic and humanistic with the integration of some cognitive behavioural techniques.
I also believe in the therapeutic potential of conducting therapy out of doors in the form of Walk and Talk Therapy. It can not only address issues already listed, but also helps to re-establish meaning where this has been lost, and assists in re-connecting you not just with the wider environment, but also with those parts of yourself you feel you have become disconnected from through various life events. This embodied mode of relating holds the potential of leading to deeper and more fulfilling and meaningful relationships.
I'm able to offer flexibility around working both indoors and outdoors if you feel you would like to explore either of these options.
An initial assessment will provide you with an opportunity to decide whether you think counselling is right for you and whether you feel you will be able to enter into a therapeutic relationship with me - which is the most important part regardless of any theoretical persuasion on my part. For clients wishing to explore the option of Walk and Talk Therapy, the initial assessment will also take place at my home in Northallerton to ensure this option is suitable for you.
Thereafter, the 50 minute sessions (60 minutes for couples) will take place on a weekly basis and are conducted face to face at my home in Northallerton, where there are parking facilities and easy access to public transport. Alternatively for clients wishing to receive Walk and Talk Therapy, 60 minute sessions will take place weekly at a specified location as discussed at the assessment, with the flexibility to also work indoors where requested or required.