My daughters Lisa and Jennifer have both suffered with headaches and stress related issues, without Richard’s expertise in osteopathy and his ability to treat their backs, necks and heads, thus giving them the release from their reoccurring headaches and pain, their lives would be far from normal.
Most of us, at some point in life, will experience difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviours, face problems in relationships, or perhaps encounter situations at work or home. Therapy is a way to examine the difficulties that you may be experiencing and to support you in exploring the underlying problems that may be the cause. Talking through your experience with someone who is trained, with the aim of either resolving them or finding a better way of living with them, can help enhance both psychological and physical wellbeing. I also work with people who may simply want to use therapy as a tool for personal growth and increase self-awareness.
As a clinical psychologist I have had extensive training in assessing a range of difficulties and determining the most appropriate form of help, as well as being trained in providing more than one type of therapy. I use what is referred to as an integrative approach, which means using a range of therapeutic approaches tailored to each individual client’s needs and preferences for ways of working through difficulties. These include person-centred, solution-focused, mindfulness and cognitive behavioural approaches. Cognitive behavioural therapy is currently recommended by the Department of Health and NICE as the ‘psychological therapy of choice’ for common problems, including anxiety and depression.