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My approach to therapy

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Me

I am an integrative therapist grounded in a person centred approach meaning I draw from many theories and therapeutic approaches, all evidence based, to help you find a way forward.

 

My therapy is informed by my own personal experience & my own natural affinity to help people feel safe and heard.

We'll learn about the inner critic and how to be fairer on ourselves, but most importantly, you'll have a safe place to be completely yourself- with whatever you bring on the day.

Motivational interviewing

A theoretically sound approach that will help us to discover, explore and work through any of your denial or ambivalence (should-shouldn't I) around your drinking and using, harnessing your own internal motivations and rolling with what we discover. This is where you'll learn most about your relationship to your drinking or using.

Mindfulness

Learning how to connect with ourselves is how we start to develop some self-care. What's going on for me in the present, in the here and now. It can help to reduce anxiety and panic and promote a calmer 'in the moment' response to stress. We'll learn breathing techniques and meditation if you need them, to introduce a more internal way of life.

CBT

Recognise the relationship between your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and start to get an understanding of how this affects your drinking and drug use. We'll explore negative automatic thoughts and explore more positive, healthy and realistic solutions to what's going on in that moment.

If you make your internal life a priority, then everything else you need on the outside will be given to you.

Gabrielle Bernstein

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