How Therapy can help

People seek therapy for many reasons and at various times in their lives.

You may have experienced a traumatic event like a divorce, bereavement, redundancy or illness. You may feel the need to talk through how this has impacted on you and find a way through this difficult time.

You might have noticed you have patterns of behaviours which are holding you back in your life and causing you anxiety. Being able to challenge these and find new ways of working with them, can set you on a new track in your life. 

You might feel depressed, anxious or have a feeling that things are just not right. Working in therapy to explore the roots of these feelings and find long term solutions. 

You might have come to a time in your life where you are searching for meaning in life and you want to explore yourself and your potential. Bringing ideas and plans for your future to an open minded session can help give you the confidence to make the changes you want. 

What happens in Therapy 

Entering therapy for the first time can be very nerve wracking and knowing a little bit about how your therapist works and what might happen during a session might put your mind at rest. You can expect absolute respect and sensitivity towards whatever you want to talk about, in complete confidence.

I am an Integrative Psychotherapist, this means that I make my way of working sensitive to the needs of all my clients and I am not fixed by any one theory or method, I will use whatever works best for you. Our work together will be a gentle journey of discovery and revelation, completely unique to you.

I am trained to use many forms of therapy including practical mindfulness techniques and visualisations. I always work through these in session to make sure you are comfortable using them at home as well.

I specialise in using Eco-therapy through ‘Walk and Talk’ therapy and nature exploration.  The outdoor therapy is a great way to help you relax and open up, whilst enjoying your surroundings. The movement of the body can help to process emotions and the side by side position can take the pressure off face to face talking. great if you are an outdoors eprson and hate sitting still!

We would meet on-line or by phone for an initial assessment first, so we can see whether we want to work together. We would then decide together your goals for therapy and what issues you want to deal with.

Once we decide to work together we would meet weekly for 50 minutes in Haxby or York for ‘Walk and Talk’, online using Skype or a mixture of both.

I am experienced in working with many issues, but I specialise in working with:

  • Generalised anxiety & panic attacks
  • Loss or change of a job, relationship or loved one
  • Depression, loss of meaning or purpose in life
  • Discovering or going deeper into your spiritual path
  • Mentoring and support for younger people with mental health challenges
  • Wanting to make a change in your life and needing support to do so
  • Life with long term illnesses such as cancer

If you wanted to explore if I could be of help, then I would be pleased to hear from you. You can contact me on 07709710387 at growpotential4@gmail.com

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk that path -Buddha