At your initial consultation we will discuss in detail the problems you experience and how it impacts on your day to day life.
We will then discuss the appropriate treatment options and begin the process of change.
There are particular patterns and themes of thought, feelings and behaviours that maintain the way you feel and respond to situations. By learning how to disrupt these patterns and at the same time develop new understanding and skills, you can reduce your negative habits of behaviour.
Paul is proficient in the use of counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, hypnotherapy and mindfulness. The combination of these offer a powerful approach to therapy and enable us to offer a thorough and bespoke approach to helping people find solutions to their difficulties.
Counselling gives you the opportunity to talk about the problems you experience and how they impact on you.
Cognitive behavioural therapy is an evidence based treatment approach. One of the core ideas of CBT is how emotional reactions and behaviours are influenced by cognitions, our thoughts.
So it is how thoughts affect feelings and how these affect behaviours and your physical state.
Using CBT interventions allows the opportunity to work with the levels of negative automatic thoughts, dysfunctional assumptions and core beliefs, updating the old patterns of thinking and maintenance processes that kept the problem going, into new and more useful ways of thinking that generate the required behaviours.
So, rather than following your current autopilot thoughts and responses, CBT will give you the opportunity to recognise the triggers to your problems long before you currently do. You will learn how take a mental step back and choose an alternative response.
This process will help you to retrain your mind to not accept that the way you feel is something you have to put up with. CBT will give you the strength and confidence to take back control as you learn to change how you live your day to day life.
Effective counselling occurs when you feel relaxed in your surrounding.
Paul provides a safe and relaxed environment which helps his clients to settle down right from the initial consultation. This helps us to bring the problems you experience in to the open and to immediately work on solutions that you can get to work on right from this very first session.
Counselling is a talking therapy, but our counselling sessions go beyond just talking. Paul's counselling is dynamic because it constantly focuses on helping you develop coping strategies. Paul will help you set tasks for you to work on between your counselling sessions and along with the skills of cognitive behavioural therapy, you will become proactive in creating change in your life; change that is achievable and sustainable.
Hypnotherapy is a positive state where through skilled communication you are guided to become more relaxed physically and mentally, to feel at ease in yourself.
Yet at the same time you are mentally awake and in full control of your mind and free will.
The words used enable a state of creative focus in a relaxed way and in line with the goals of your therapy, your subconscious mind becomes more focused, receptive and creative to allow for therapeutic change to take place at a subconscious level.
At this level you are able to begin reframing problematic events, develop the ability to let go of critical, defeating thoughts. At the same time facilitating changes in your attitudes and behaviours, in a calm confident resourceful state.
Mindfulness. When we are being mindful, we can bring our attention to the present moment rather than running along on autopilot. Mindfulness helps us to refocus our awareness.
This offers you huge benefits because it can give you the opportunity to change how you live your life; how you respond to situations and develop a better sense of wellbeing.
How to relax negative and worrying thinking.
How to relax physical and mental tension associated with anxiety.
How to relax the emotions associated with stress, anxiety, fear, panic, frustration and anger rather than using avoidance and running away from them.
How to develop 'check in' moments to improve your day to day wellbeing.
How to recognise your autopilot habits that exasperate anxiety and take a step back rather than continuing to follow them.
How to give yourself some you time, relax and let some situations just pass you by.
With mindfulness approaches you will learn:
Rather than fighting your symptoms you experience, mindfulness helps you to accept that it is there. This is a real benefit when learning to manage negative emotions. Mindfulness relaxation can help you to step back and let situations be with the obvious positive benefits.
The treatments Paul uses are dependent on the complexity and intensity of the problems involved. We offer the use of a combination of counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness, or with others just one line of therapy is used.
Sessions usually last for one hour. Our goal is to help you work on making each day better than it otherwise would have been.
As an experienced and professional therapist using skills of counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness, I combine these various therapeutic approaches and at the same time utilising your resources to work in the most efficient way possible.
Please take your time to have a look around all of the pages on this website where you will find further details about the treatments on offer.
If you would like to contact me, I would be delighted to discuss how I can help you and to explore the issues you want to work with. You can contact me anytime on 07584 492254.
This will help to diminish the unwanted symptoms you experience. I can help you establish highly effective and successful strategies that you are able to use easily, to be free from the negative ways you currently respond to your thoughts, feelings and emotions.
Hertfordshire Wellbeing Centre
Alexander House, Mindenhall Court
Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council
Appointments available day times, evenings and weekends
Hertfordshire Wellbeing Centre
As well as our 1 to 1 counselling sessions we can also provide relationship counselling for couples and teenage and adolescent counselling too.
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