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My Approach

Your first visit will be an introduction and the sharing of your history and particular issues; at the end of that time we would be in a better position to discuss how many sessions you need and how often you should attend. Some clients need only one or two sessions to clear their heads, others work intensively every week for a period of time before feeling comfortable enough to cut down on sessions.

Information you share with Elbie is confidential, within some legal constraints, and this will be explained to you in the first session. You will not be forced to disclose issues you are uncomfortable about, nor will you lie down on a couch to have your ‘head read’!

 

What happens in therapy?

 

We create a consistently calm, safe space.

 

We practice lots of emotional literacy, giving you an opportunity to vent about problems and to process adversity and challenges. Putting things into words is a left-brain activity – it enhances reflection and understanding, as well as analysis and planning.

 

Psycho-education involves me providing you with information grounded in evidence-based theory which has come about through solid research.

 

We explore different perspectives; the bigger picture, or a different attitude and point of view.

 

In every session we keep the therapy goals in mind whilst we explore information, insights and strategies.

 

In essence I support you to reorganise or recalibrate emotional, cognitive and behavioural responses to your situation to improve your well-being and coping.

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