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Some of you will have a clear idea about the type of therapy you need, whilst others will be less sure. When we meet we can discuss this so you can make an informed decision, however I can give a little guidance below.

Psychologist Session


Counselling is helpful when you feel the need to talk something through with someone else. Perhaps you are having difficulty moving on from something that has happened or that has hurt you. There may not be an obvious solution to whatever is troubling you but talking about it will help. 

Counselling can be helpful for relationship difficulties, break-ups, abuse, loss, and grief. Sometimes only two sessions can help while occasionally more long-term support may be desired.



Cognitive behaviour therapy is a more active therapy. Therapy involves working on thoughts and actions to reduce anxiety and unhelpful thoughts and behaviours, and to address avoidance.

NICE guidance recommend CBT for anxiety and depression. The evidence for the efficacy of CBT is based on 16-20 weeks, however much can achieved in fewer sessions if the work is focused.



Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing is acknowledged as a valuable therapy for those particularly experiencing trauma responses and PTSD. Research has also suggested that EMDR can help with other difficulties such as OCD.

The number of sessions will depend on the number of events being worked with, and a focused piece of work may require only 6-8 sessions.

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