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Counselling and Coaching

Where the mind is strong and healthy, the body is better able to follow.  Preparing for life changes, assistance coping with previous events or even managing day to day stress can all improve your mental and physical health.

Services

What are your goals?

Which particular therapy technique is best for you will depend on where you are at the present time, where you want to be in the future and how ready you are to make changes.  Short term therapy (such as working on anxiety in preparation for an event) is just as valid as working on long term change – it’s all about what’s right for you.

Counselling

Learning to handle stress in healthy ways is very important. Fortunately, there are a number of simple techniques that help you cope. These include recognising and changing the behaviours that contribute to stress, as well as techniques for reducing stress already prsent – often through the use of cognitive behavioural therapy techniques.

Hypnotherapy

Marta is trained primarily as a cognitive behavioural psychologist, but has also undertaken additional training in hypnotherapy for both hypnobirthing and clinical hypnotherapy.

Strengths Assessment and Training

Many people focus on trying to patch up their weaknesses rather than build upon their strengths.  By becoming more self-aware of individual strengths and weaknesses, it becomes easier to see how you can use your strengths in your professional and personal life to improve your relationships, performance and health.

Combined with other therapies, a strengths based approach can aid the recovery process, reduce risk behaviours and improve social, academic and overall outcomes.

Mindfulness Training

Mindfulness is an integrative, mind-body based approach that helps people to manage their thoughts and feelings and mental health. It is becoming widely used in a range of contexts. It is recommended by NICE as a preventative practice for people with experience of recurrent depression.

Mindfulness exercises are ways of paying attention to the present moment, using techniques like meditation, breathing, and yoga. Training helps people to become more aware of their thoughts, feelings, and body sensations so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, they are better able to manage them. Practising mindfulness can give more insight into emotions, boost attention and concentration, and improve relationships.

Psychological Testing

A psychological assessment is conducted to gather information about how people think, feel, behave and react. The focus of a psychological assessment will vary depending on the purpose. Generally psychological assessments include a range of ways for gathering information and may include interview, observation, consultation with other professionals and formal psychological testing.

Psychological testing involves the administration, scoring and interpreting of psychological tests.

 This information is gathered from the different assessment procedures to develop a complete picture of a person’s abilities and behaviour. This information can then be used as a basis for making recommendations for treatment or for the development of a treatment plan.

Rarely, the information gathered may also be written and presented in a report – this is usually in the form of grouped statistics and not individual case details, unless permission has been obtained to publish a specific case study (anonymity is assured).

Ready to Make a Change?

Take control of your health and wellbeing.  Make a time to chat about how integrative naturopathy can help you become the best version of yourself.