Psychotherapy is an opportunity to explore in depth the development of historical patterns of behaviour, how they might have originated and how they now impact on you. The confidential relationship with the therapist is central to this exploration.
Psychotherapy differs from counselling in that it places more emphasis on exploring depth and history rather than more immediate issues and tends to be of a longer duration.
In the United Kingdom, psychotherapy is voluntarily regulated. National registers for psychotherapists and counsellors are maintained by three main umbrella bodies: United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC - formerly the British Confederation of Psychotherapists). There are many smaller professional bodies and associations such as the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) and the British Association of Psychotherapists (BAP).
The Practice Rooms are psychotherapy-led centres. Each psychotherapist develops their own particular approach to their work so please check their individual entries and, where possible, their websites.
Neil Saunders, a therapist specialising in anxiety at our Norwich centre offers some insight into the psychological elements of a healthy relationship with sleep...
People are quick to play the blame game, especially when faced with challenges. I find it helpful to remind myself that I am the sum of every moment that I have ever lived, and this helps provide a little perspective, says Omar Sattur.
The inclusive space
Counsellors open their doors to anyone who knocks; but who actually knocks? Inclusion is about equalising access and opportunity and eradicating discrimination and intolerance, says Omar Sattaur
Psychotherapeutic counsellor and hypnotherapist Lucy Etherington explores the psychological dark woods of being lost and the journey of discovering the way through to clarity.
Dramatherapist Molly Holland explores the use of archetypal imagery in her therapy work.
Psychotherapist Isabell Thomas shares her poem about the Ego.
Maria and Chanden of Nexus Counselling explore how joy and contentment weave in and out of our lives, and how we can stay true to ourselves as we move through those moments.
Trainee Psychotherapist Luke Roberts reflects on his experience of bullying, the extent bullying can progress, our own roles as a bully, and challenging bullies.
Counselling Psychologist, Nicole George, explores complex PTSD and how prolonged, repeated forms of bullying can link to this condition.
Psychotherapist Stuart Hannah explores the impact of bullying, and how to seek help.
Psychotherapist and EDMR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapist Isabell Thomas shares a poem to illustrate the therapeutic journey a bully may take in healing themselves and changing their behaviour towards others.
Alexander Isaksson explores Spirituality, Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy, the Buddhist Noble Truths, and the therapeutic process.
Jessica Barber explores spirituality in the connections we make with other people and unexplainable coincidences.
Taken from John Snowden's own blog page, John explores our egos and how letting go of our mind and tuning into our feelings can help free us from the demands and stress of the modern world.
Trainee Psychotherapist Luke Roberts explores the important role our gut plays, not only in the digestion of food but also in psychological wellbeing.
Jessica Barber reflects on her role as a Psychotherapist when working with clients who have suffered from abuse.
Starting this month's Nature blog topic, Ally Stott explores the 'Wholearth Approach' which recognises that we are nature - we humans are of the same Body as the wider than human world, of plants, water, animals, trees, insects, sky, rock.
Jamie de Carvalho (Psychotherapist) looks at male stereotypes and learning to speak about your feelings.
Psychotherapist Sonja Anthony looks at finding happiness through body and mind.
Body Movement Psychotherapist, Hannah Murdoch, discusses the language of Body Mind.
Psychotherapist, Hermione Brown, explores our mind - body connection and how we can listen to our bodies to gain insight into our stresses and troubles.
Caroline Duggan looks at the mind and body connection through her work as a Body Psychotherapist and her use of touch with sessions.
Family Therapist, Richard Clarke, reflects on his experience of parenting during lockdown.
Getting to know one of our practitioners, Katrina Allen who practices as a sex therapist and psychotherapist in Sheffield.
As part of a professional response to the current unprecedented crisis, the Help Hub are seeking qualified psychotherapists and counsellors to provide an online or telephone service to those in urgent need of emotional support.
We have therapists specialising in Psychotherapy at the following centres....