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Talbot Counselling & Psychotherapy

How I  Work...

An Eclectic Approach to 

Talking Therapies

Starting Therapy

Helping you  gain insight clarity and direction...


Humanistic therapies focus on self-development, growth and responsibilities. They seek to help individuals recognise their strengths, creativity and choice in the 'here and now'. I draw from​ Third Wave CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Humanistic/Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Existential approaches to adapt the application of theory to  individual clients.

My philosophy is that each person is unique and therefore no one approach suits all.


"CBT has been successfully used to help people with anxiety /depression, panic disorder, relationship problems, drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, psychosis, and most of the other difficulties that people bring to therapy". (Beck 2016).

"Science has demonstrated incontrovertibly that changing the way we think about emotional situations is among the most powerful ways to change emotions themselves."

(Barlow 2016)



Created in the 1950s by American psychologist, Carl Rogers, the person-centred approach ultimately sees human beings as having an innate tendency to develop towards their full potential. However, this ability can become blocked or distorted by our life experiences - particularly those that affect our sense of value.


Existential therapy is a unique form of psychotherapy that looks to explore difficulties from a philosophical perspective, rather than taking a technique-based approach. Focusing on the human condition as a whole, existential therapy applauds human capacities and encourages individuals to take responsibility for their successes.


Gestalt therapy refers to a form of psychotherapy that derives from the gestalt school of thought. It was developed in the late 1940s by Fritz Perls and is guided by the relational theory principle that every individual is a whole (mind, body and soul), and that they are best understood in relation to their current situation as he or she experiences it.

Integrating Humanistic  therapies within an eclectic approach. 

Integrating the Bio/psycho/social  Model and appropriate therapeutic interventions to understand how your situation may be affecting you as a whole. 


Holistic process,  exploring individual totality & 'holism' 

A comprehensive introductory consultation and regular reviews enables us to work closely together to ensure we both gain  understanding and track your therapeutic needs and progress.  

Your Therapy

Gaining complimentary insights to best formulate your treatment plan

Individually tailored treatment plans, designed just for you. Enabling you to work towards positive  outcomes and improved wellbeing.

Eclectic Approach

Meeting your specific & unique therapeutic needs

Cognitive Behavioural Therapies

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy ACT

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Trauma-Focused CBT

Mindfulness based CBT 

Motivational Interviewing 

Solution- Focused Brief Therapy

Guided Creative Therapy

The Therapy i offer is underpinned by Psychodynamic concepts  (Freud)...

"Childhood experiences greatly affect emotions and behaviours as adults".

My aim is to help clients find patterns in emotions, thoughts and beliefs in order to gain insight into their current self.