Do you feel overwhelmed by negative and painful thoughts?
Depression can leave you feeling small and weak, unmotivated and powerless to regain control of your life. The feeling can feel bottomless and it can seem impossible to imagine things ever being better again.
Many people have found it very helpful to talk with someone who can help you understand in your own way what you are going through, and help you find new perspectives so that you feel confident again.
Feel yourself again
I can help you to make sense of the difficulties that you are going through, in your own terms, and find the solutions that are right for you. The person-centred approach to therapy, counselling and coaching is based on the idea that the capacity to find the right questions and answers lie in you. I will help you find the answers that are right for you.
My role as therapist is to provide the environment that helps you to gain the insights and confidence that you need to grow as a person. You will not be patronised, because you are the best expert on you.
Why have I included these Disorders on One Page?
Please note that the person-centred approach to therapy is not dependent on medical diagnostic categories such as ‘disorders’. It is for this reason that I have grouped related conditions on this page. Medical style psychiatric diagnoses (i.e. guesses), and related ‘sausage-machine’ treatments (i.e. guesses based on guesses) are increasingly recognised as scientifically invalid and are often detrimental to a person’s sense of who they are. They also tend to ignore what is causing the problem in the first place – past or present difficulties in relationships and society and their impacts on our sense of self: how we orient ourselves in relation to what we truly want, what we feel we should do, and our sense of ‘can’ and ‘can’t’ in the world.
Everyone is unique so there are many different ways in which a particular set of diagnostic symptoms can come about. The person-centred approach recognises this and so places greater emphasis on what it all means for the client rather than trying to impose a narrow, medicalised perspective (or checklist!) onto a person’s own perspective.
More discussion on the merits of the person-centred (psychological) approach versus the medical one can be found on the FAQ page.
“Tim enabled me to work at my own pace. I felt able to be me; but he knew when to push me forwards. Tim always encouraged me to see the benefits of making time to ‘be’ rather than always ‘do’ and I have carried this onwards.”