Yes Counselling & Psychotherapy
Individual Counselling is a one-to-one between a therapist and a client in a safe, caring and confidential environment. People attend counselling for various reasons: abuse, anger, anxiety, bereavement and loss, depression, eating disorder, relationship difficulties, self esteem, stress, trauma & PTSD, work related stress, and many more.
Dialetical Behaviour Therapy is a specific type of psychotherapy that helps identifying thoughts, beliefs, and it is also aimed at helping individuals with ongoing difficulties managing intense emotions.
Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique. By being mindful, we learn that small things can have a big effect. By becoming aware of our bodies, our emotional life, our communication with others, helps us to live a life that flows a rich tapestry of awareness, imbued with beauty and appreciation.
Bereavement, grief & loss
Bereavement and loss are universal human phenomena and much of our lives consist of negotiating and accepting various types of loss on many levels. The death of a loved one is a ubiquitous human experience; most people at some point in their lives confront the inevitable enduring pain of interpersonal loss. Each one of us will have their own ways of dealing with bereavement, grief and loss. Dealing with these feelings can be overwhelming and impact us both emotionally and physically. There cannot be a time limit nor a "right" way to grieve but with the right support you can learn to live where your loss is accepted and integrated into your new world. I work with clients to support them through the grief process.
Human beings experience feelings of sadness and irritability once in a while in lives. But these feelings and troubles usually pass after a couple of days, however, these sometimes can lead us to a state of depression. Together at YES we can identify and learn to manage the factors that lead to these emotions and thoughts.
Anger is a natural feeling that affects everyone. Anger can be caused by both external and internal events. You could be angry at a specific person (such as a co-worker or supervisor) or event (a traffic jam, a cancelled flight), or your anger could be caused by worrying or brooding about your personal problems. Memories of traumatic or enraging events can also trigger angry feelings. At YES, Anger management is a form of counselling to help you cope with any angry feelings you may have that affect your health, work, social behaviour or personal relationships.
Anxiety is something that everyone experiences in life. At YES, we have the importance of attending to anxiety in the life of the individual, when it gets out of control. It is vital to look to the root causes as well as devise a personalised treatment plan that supports you.
As human beings, we tend to place a value or a measure of worth on ourselves or aspects of ourselves. Through the process of therapy we can begin to view ourselves differently and increase our sense of self worth.
A lot of people come to counselling because of a relationship issue. I work with clients to help them with interpersonal skills and to build communication back in to their relationships.
Eating Disorders describe illnesses that are characterized by irregular eating habits and severe distress or concern about body weight or shape. Eating disturbances may include inadequate or excessive food intake which can ultimately damage an individual’s well-being. Disordered eating issues can develop during any stage in life but typically appear during the teen years or young adulthood. At YES, I can take a personalised approach to the effective treatment of eating disorder.
In today’s fast-paced world, chronic stress is common, but your mind and body can pay a high price. Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand or threat. At YES, I can help you to identify and understand the sources of stress in your life. This awareness is a key part of naming and ultimately dealing with stressful feelings and events. Often this awareness is connected to a greater insight into how you live, and how you handle the problems of everyday life. In becoming more aware of these patterns of behaviour, you can begin to become more stress resilient.
Trauma & PTSD
"Trauma is a fact of life. It does not, however, have to be a life sentence," Peter Levine. Trauma is often the result of an overwhelming amount of stress that exceeds one's ability to cope, or integrate the emotions involved with that experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a set of alarm responses that occur when a survivor’s nervous system remains on high alert after trauma in order to protect against further harm. The survivor’s alert systems respond to reminders of the traumatic memories as a threat.
Work Related Stress
Work-related stress can be defined as, "The adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them at work". Well-designed, organised and managed work is good for us but when insufficient attention to job design, work organisation and management has taken place, it can result in work-related stress.
Online Counselling provides an opportunity to explore a personal difficulty in a confidential and supportive environment. This may include expressing feelings that are painful, and which many of us experience at certain times in our lives. When this happens, it can be difficult to stay positive and cope with everyday life. Online counselling gives you the opportunity to access counselling support at a time and it a place that is convenient to you. It provides a secure alternative if circumstances prevent us from meeting in person. The confidentiality and security of your therapy remains central to all parts of the process. Similar to traditional face-to-face counselling, you will be required to sign a client agreement form and provide some personal details to ensure your safety. All personal information is stored in accordance with GDPR.