The way we cope with challenges, including how we think and act, is often influenced by our previous experiences. These ways of coping may have been helpful when they were first developed but some may no longer be as helpful when dealing with current challenges, and here is where problems mostly arise. We aim to help you to explore and gain insight into this to normalise your difficulties. This can be empowering, particularly as it can allow you to let go of self-criticism around your difficulties and appreciate yourself more. We also aim to help you to find ways to address patterns that you may fall into and help you to find additional helpful ways of coping in order to bring positive change, ultimately leading to a more fulfilling life.
Despite the emotional struggle it is likely that you have found, in the present or the past, helpful ways to manage such challenges and we hope to help you harness this.
Also at the centre of our philosophy is that each individual is unique. Although we respect that some find a mental health label helpful, we do not feel that individuals’ difficulties can necessarily fit into a ‘box’. During our therapeutic work we do not let labels affect us getting to know you as a unique individual and human, with your own strengths and resources. We strongly believe that individuals are the experts of their experiences and together, with our knowledge and experience of psychological approaches and emotional difficulties, we aim to work collaboratively with individuals to explore and manage their difficulties. Additionally, we are warm, compassionate and down-to-earth people who aim to put you at ease during your therapy journey. This helps us to establish strong therapeutic bonds which is imperative to a positive therapy experience and dramatically increases the effectiveness of therapy.