Psychotherapy and Counselling

Counselling and Psychotherapy cheltenham“The process of good psychotherapy can help people to deal with their emotional or psychological problems and live more satisfying  and fulfilling lives”

Psychotherapy is a formal and professional relationship where people can explore difficult, and often painful, emotions and experiences. There is lots of evidence that psychotherapy is an extremely effective process (Wampold et al 1997). It aims are to understand and reach underlying causes of distress. It provides a safe and confidential environment where exploration and interaction with the therapist can lead to a new awareness.

It can help bring about changes in negative and destructive behaviour that can lead to more positive and creative ways of being. By exploring ideas together and being curious about the way we behave and what lays behind it, the process of good psychotherapy can help people to deal with their emotional or psychological problems and live more satisfying and fulfilling lives.

Who uses psychotherapy?

People use psychotherapy for a number of different reasons. Some people may be facing personal difficulties such as relationship or parenting difficulties, bereavement, loss or separation, stress or experiencing symptoms such as anxiety or panic attacks. Some people may wish to deal with eating disorders, addiction, anger or depression, others may wish to be proactive in the way they attempt to manage their emotional life and personal development and use psychotherapy to do this.

Psychotherapy or Counselling?

There is a lot of discussion going on about the difference between psychotherapy and counselling right now. Broadly speaking psychotherapy is more of a long-term venture that might go into problems in greater depth, it might also pay greater attention to the dynamics that develop between the therapist and client. Its aims are to facilitate fundamental changes within the whole of the person. Counselling tends to be shorter term and focuses on the resolution of a specific issue or immediate crisis. Of course there are plenty of similarities and cross over points between the two disciplines.

Lisa Kimberley HUMANISTIC INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPIST IN TRAINING

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    I offer clients a nurturing and supportive one to one therapeutic relationship which is usually long term to enable deeper personal work.

    However if clients have a specific issue they wish to explore it is also possible to negotiate shorter term work (this usually means around 12 weeks)

    Most clients find that the regular commitment to one (50 minute) session a week helps to create a rhythm and structure to provide the supportive space necessary for the work to take place.

    I encourage all clients to work towards approaching an end to therapy. It usually helps to provide some notice for this so that it is possible to reflect together on the journey through psychotherapy and identify resources to take along the path leading forwards.

    My Approach:

    Psychotherapy is a valuable way for anyone to explore  how they respond to the wider world.

    Most importantly I value and respect each persons place on their personal journey, wherever that might be, and provide a safe space to tell their stories.

    I offer a non- judgemental and emotionally supportive  relationship in which to explore sometimes difficult, and often painful, emotions and experiences.

    I work collaboratively with my clients to encourage the development of awareness, insight and self compassion.

    I entrusts my clients to have the capacity to develop their imagination and creativity to grow into their full potential.

    The body and psyche require processes of healing, integration and resolution and like any wound, old traumas can resurface if they are not given time and space.

    An important aspect of the work may involve developing attunement to the body and making connections between physical symptoms and emotional stress.

    Psychotherapy provides a space for this essential work.

    Specialism:   Nurturing mothers

    I feel honoured to be given the privilege of supporting women who are experiencing pregnancy, motherhood and baby loss.

    I offer women a nurturing, respectful  and confidential relationship where women are able to share their deep fears and joys of the transition to motherhood, however brief that may be if a baby has not survived.

    As a validating witness I am able to allow women to gradually express their powerful stories of difficult times including those of traumatic birth, experiencing their premature babies in intensive care, or the death of a baby.

    I provide the permission and holding space for women to participate in affirming rituals to honour their personal experiences of birth or death that may be difficult to find and not always feel appropriate or welcome in the everyday world.

    I create a safe non-judgemental and non-shaming space for women to explore their own experiences of being mothered and how this may impact upon their own beliefs about their capacity for mothering.

    I support mothers with compassion to explore and challenge expectations and beliefs about themselves that are limiting or harmful to themselves.

    I deeply moved as women develop compassion for themselves, discover strength to come to terms with lifes’ challenges, and find solace.

    The commitment:

    I offer clients a nurturing and supportive one to one therapeutic relationship which is usually long term to enable deeper personal work.

    However if clients have a specific issue they wish to explore it is also possible to negotiate shorter term work (this usually means around 12 weeks)

    Most clients find that the regular commitment to one (50 minute) session a week helps to create a rhythm and structure to provide the supportive space necessary for the work to take place.

    Ending:

    I encourage all clients to work towards approaching an end to therapy. It usually helps to provide some notice for this so that it is possible to reflect together on the journey through psychotherapy and identify resources to take along the path leading forwards.

    Training and experience:

    Lisa began her training in 2001 at the Institute for Art in Therapy in Education in London where she gained a Post Graduate Certificate in the application of Arts in therapy.  She has since had two children and is now in the advanced stages of training completing her MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy and accreditation with UKCP at the Bath Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy (bcpc).

    Her personal research specialism explores the enduring experience of infant loss by examining the nature of the early mother infant bond, how trauma impacts upon the body, the importance of ritual in transition and the impact of permission to validate and accommodate the experience of loss.

    She has been developing her private practice at CHHC over the 6 years and has also supported mothers during pregnancy and following birth in a group work setting and one to one psychotherapy within the NHS perinatal psychiatric service in Worcestershire.

  • Working Days: Tuesday.

    For an appointment please call reception on 01242 584140.

  • Integrative & humanistic psychotherapy with adults  
    First Consultation£60(75 mins)
    Further Consultations£45(50 mins)