Psychotherapy

 
 

what approach do you use?

Our core training is within Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), although we tend to use an integrative approach of different therapies we have been trained in and learned over the years.

CBT is the combination of cognitive and behavioural therapy models, and should help you to understand how you think about yourself, the world and others.  It draws upon the premise that what you do ('behaviours') affects your thoughts ('cognitions'), feelings and physical symptoms. The behavioural therapy component identifies and then challenges unhelpful or harmful behavioural patterns. The cognitive therapy component follows the premise that certain ways of thinking can trigger or fuel certain emotional difficulties. Therapy therefore aims to identify unhelpful thought processes, mental images, belief systems or attitudes and adapt them to ensure they are realistic as well as helpful, with the Universal goal to improve overall wellbeing.

Who do we help?
We help people with a range of difficulties; whether they have a formal diagnosis or those who are looking to make a meaningful change in their life, we can help.

The following is a list of disorders that we help people with, although it is not exhaustive.
*Panic Attacks or panic disorder
*Depression
*Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
*Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
*Habits such as facial tics
*Some sleep problems
*Post Natal Depression
*Specific phobias (I.e. Heights, flying, blood, animals, confined or open spaces etc.)
*Generalised Anxiety (GAD)
*Social or performance anxiety
*Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) *Eating Disorders
*Chronic Pain
*Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME)

Most therapists typically develop specialisms in one or more particular disorders so it would be important when choosing your therapist to check whether they treat your particular problem.

 

how do I know i’m ready?

If you have thought about engaging in therapy, you are probably ready. It does take time and commitment, so it is important to consider how you would like therapy. Would you prefer online therapy to fit around you? We have a lot of clients worldwide, and those who travel, and we find the online works best for them. You may prefer therapy face to face, and we currently see clients from 3 different offices in South West London.

During the course of the therapy you will start with an assessment of your difficulties. You would then be able to discuss a treatment plan and goals that you want to achieve from therapy. Each session normally lasts 50 minutes and a course of therapy typically last between 12-20 sessions, however this can be shorter or longer depending on the nature and severity of your problem and what you would like to achieve.

 

Coaching

Hi, I’m Natalie. I’m the Coach for London PTS.

Hi, I’m Natalie. I’m the Coach for London PTS.

 

What Is Coaching?

Coaching is a technique where you are helped by your coach to reach your goals. These goals are wide and varied depending on the person, but people often turn to coaching to help them achieve more success in themselves, to help get out of a creative 'slump' or to help them change direction in life. The focus is on looking at where you are now and where you’d like to be in the future. 

Coaching is not therapy. Coaching is focused on the here and now, the future, and it is driven. Therapy takes more time to explore your mental health, and often dives into the past, and certain traumatic events which have led you to where you are now. Therapy is about healing, talking, challenging and doing. In coaching we may be aware that you have some past trauma, but we are focused on working out ways around it, rather than focusing on it. 

Coaching for Mums

These sessions are focused on Mums who are looking to return to work, change career, adjusting to their new role, or those who are looking to strike their best work/life balance. Our resident Coach, Natalie, has been in this position herself; leaving the Public Sector as a Psychotherapist and Counsellor after 10 years in service, following her Maternity Leave. Natalie understands the change in focus, life, perspectives and everything in between when becoming a Mother, as well as facing a whole new world of juggling a precious work/life balance. If you feel that you’d like some guidance, someone to bounce ideas off of, or someone to motivate you, book your free taster session below.

To book your FREE Initial Coaching Session, please click the link below indicating your preferred date and time and fill in the information.

 
 
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Wellbeing

Our mission is for everyone to improve their Wellbeing. After a combined 23 years service working for NHS as Psychotherapists, we believe that we all need to be focusing on prevention of mental health, as well as cure. There are numerous steps that one can take immediately to improve ones Wellbeing, and these steps can be simple lifestyle changes. For those who want to dive into looking after their wellbeing, we offer Psychotherapy or Coaching as appropriate. We look at all aspects of a person, and we utilise different strategies as appropriate. We have also discovered a wealth of Wellbeing services locally, nationally, and worldwide, that offer excellent services that we can refer to.

 

Support groups

Run by our life coach, psychotherapist and Mother, these groups are for new mums who need some support around their birth, and would like to meet other mums in the process. Natalie is currently arranging support groups in Wandsworth, London. Please get in touch if you would like to join our next group. These groups are free, and you just need to turn up.

 
 

monday 11th february 2019

This will be held from 2.30pm - 4.00pm @ Debenhams Cafe (3rd Floor) Southside Shopping Centre, Wandsworth. The group is to support Mothers who have Post Natal Depression or Birth Trauma. The group will be very relaxed and you won’t be expected to share if you don’t want to. If you would like support and to be able to talk to other mums, please come along. Bring along baby, and join us for a cuppa.


monday 25th february 2019

This will be held from 2.30pm - 4.00pm @ Debenhams Cafe (3rd Floor) Southside Shopping Centre, Wandsworth. The group is to support Mothers who have Post Natal Depression or Birth Trauma. The group will be very relaxed and you won’t be expected to share if you don’t want to. If you would like support and to be able to talk to other mums, please come along. Bring along baby, and join us for a cuppa.


monday 11th march 2019

This will be held from 2.30pm - 4.00pm @ Debenhams Cafe (3rd Floor) Southside Shopping Centre, Wandsworth. The group is to support Mothers who have Post Natal Depression or Birth Trauma. The group will be very relaxed and you won’t be expected to share if you don’t want to. If you would like support and to be able to talk to other mums, please come along. Bring along baby, and join us for a cuppa.