Counselling, therapy and psychotherapy
in Stourbridge near Wolverhampton, Dudley and Birmingham
Are you feeling fed up or anxious? Do you find that things happen over and over? Or that you have difficulty in your relationship? I’m confident I can help you to feel better and sort things out.
People often have things happen (to them) over and over again. This is often to do with repetitive thinking and patterns of behaviour – often out of awareness. Being aware of this pattern is the first step towards change. When working with you, I’m interested in your family tree and your early relationships to find out if some of your thinking started when you were young. In my training, this is referred to as ‘script’ and limits an individual’s potential.
Relationship / couples counselling
In Relationship Counselling, I’m interested in how our scripts fit together – like a jigsaw puzzle – but then reinforcing unhelpful patterns and sometimes pressing each other’s “buttons”. I find theories of couple fit and attachment patterns useful. We learn how to be in relationship and carry with us people from our past. We can mistake our partner/friend/boss for someone else (we might not have liked) and talk to them as if they are someone else. In relationship, we can sometimes unknowingly erode each other’s self-esteem and create that downward spiral which then seems out of control. All of these themes can be explored in counselling – understanding and changing thinking, feelings and behaviour.
How do we communicate our feelings and needs in a mindful and not aggressive way? Couple / relationship counselling includes looking at how you talk to each other and how to express yourself to your partner to be understood and to make an impact. Being in relationship is also about allowing the other to make an impact on you and putting yourself in the others shoes and so to Change Together. Learn how to communicate and get relational needs met.
Hypnotherapy for individuals and couples
This is a new skill that I’ve recently added to my “toolbox”.
Useful for exploring themes using metaphors (I really like), feeling relaxed and exploring our past (and how this may effect the present) and dealing with anxiety. Many other applications (make me a request and I will consider the benefit of hypnotherapy).
or 079 400 479 13
Venue: I’m working from home in comfortable surroundings on Witton Street, DY8 3YE
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