Talbot Counselling &
Integrative Counselling & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Welcome to Talbot Counselling & CBT
Counselling and psychotherapy are both “talking therapies” which attempt to help us make sense of our lives and survive the crisis, difficulty or turning point. My approach is integrative which means I have been trained in, and can employ several theoretical approaches.
I draw from cognitive behavioural therapy, humanistic/person centred, psychodynamic, solution focused brief therapy and existential approaches to adapt the theory to each individual client.
My philosophy is that each person is unique and therefore no one approach suits all.
I might use cognitive behavioural therapy for clients with phobias or panic attacks, whereas the person who is depressed or anxious will need a more supportive and philosophical approach.
My aim is to clarify those aspects of the client’s life that cause distress, confusion or anger and that can lead to an individual to feel stuck, blocked, unfulfilled and desperate.
It is through exploration and clarification that we are able to explore our options and choices, and understand and come to terms with our issues
I offer a safe confidential environment to help you overcome the difficulties you are experiencing. I am able to provide a range of different approaches, specialising in CBT and humanistic therapies.
Maybe you are holding on to something painful, that you need to be able to offload and explore in a safe nonjudgmental space.
I understand that talking to a stranger about deeply sensitive, personal experiences and feelings can seem daunting….
You will receive a warm welcome.
Aspects of Therapy
The core of our work together will centre on strengthening and healing your relationship with yourself. This means looking at all the levels of self rejection and self criticism that may be operating and moving into new ways of being in the world with greater levels of self acceptance and self compassion.
Aspects of therapy are also practical and may involve developing new ways of relating to others, improving relationships, healing family bonds, solving problems, looking at your work life, and developing new skills which will enable you to create a healthier and more fulfilling life.
Perhaps your problems are affecting your relationships or work life. Everybody experiences things differently, and together we can come up with a treatment plan that will fit just for you and help you to progress and change the things you wish to.
Perhaps you are suffering from Depression or an anxiety problem such as social anxiety or OCD, in which case I can offer understanding alongside evidence based tools and techniques you can use to overcome your difficulties once and for all.