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Counselling Services 2018-01-10T19:47:59+00:00

Counselling Services

At One Hour For Me we understand that there are different reasons and situation that could require counselling. Each situation could possibly require a different approach.

Stress

Stress is a natural part of human behaviour and a healthy reaction to allow us cope with the everyday aspects of our lives short term. However if Stress is allowed to continue and we begin to struggle in how we are coping then it can become chronic and have a severe negative impact on our daily life, work, activities, behaviour and relationships.

With the intervention and guided support of a trained professional identifying the root as well as well as its trigger can positively support us and it can greatly reduce or eliminate its hold.

If you or a loved one are effected by the issues outline here and you wish to seek further information or would like to arrange an introductory consultation then please fill out the form here and we’ll be in touch soon.

I would like a follow-up call

Anxiety

Everyone gets nervous or anxious from time to time—when speaking in public, for instance, or when going through financial difficulty. For some people, however, anxiety becomes so frequent, or so forceful, that it begins to take over their lives. Anxiety is a worry about future events, these feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a fast heart rate and shakiness however it may also exhibited itself as excessive worry, irrational fear, poor sleep, tummy pain, panic or compulsive behaviours etc.

With the intervention and guided support of a trained professional identifying the root as well as well as its trigger can positively support us and it can greatly reduce or eliminate its hold.

If you or a loved one are effected by the issues outline here and you wish to seek further information or would like to arrange an introductory consultation then please fill out the form here and we’ll be in touch soon.

I would like a follow-up call

Anxiety

Everyone gets nervous or anxious from time to time—when speaking in public, for instance, or when going through financial difficulty. For some people, however, anxiety becomes so frequent, or so forceful, that it begins to take over their lives. Anxiety is a worry about future events, these feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a fast heart rate and shakiness however it may also exhibited itself as excessive worry, irrational fear, poor sleep, tummy pain, panic or compulsive behaviours etc.

With the intervention and guided support of a trained professional identifying the root as well as well as its trigger can positively support us and it can greatly reduce or eliminate its hold.

If you or a loved one are effected by the issues outline here and you wish to seek further information or would like to arrange an introductory consultation then please fill out the form here and we’ll be in touch soon.

I would like a follow-up call

Relationships

Many of us easy through the ebbs and flow of our relationship naturally however if a strain arises and we begin to feel unheard, frustrated or the communication breaks down then if left it can erode and unravel sometimes with devastating impact for everyone.

Some reasons that can negatively impact our relationships are

  • poor communication
  • sexual difficulties
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • infidelity
  • starting a family
  • uncertainty about commitment
  • bereavement
  • parenting
  • conflict
  • extend family

If you can identify with the issues outlined here and feel it is effected your relationship and you wish to seek further information or would like to arrange an introductory consultation as an individual or as a couple then please fill out the form here and we’ll be in touch soon.

I would like a follow-up call

Grief

When a close friend or relative dies, you go through a normal process called grieving. We grieve after any sort of loss in our lives, but it is most powerful when someone we love dies. Everyone feels grief differently and there is no right or wrong way to react. Bereavement can be one of the most painful experiences you ever go through. Your feelings can be incredibly powerful and overwhelming

If however you or a loved one experiences complicated grief, unresolved grief or delayed grief seeking professional guidance can help navigate this painful journey.

If you or a loved one are effected by the issues outline here and you wish to seek further information or would like to arrange an introductory consultation then please fill out the form here and we’ll be in touch soon.

I would like a follow-up call

Grief

When a close friend or relative dies, you go through a normal process called grieving. We grieve after any sort of loss in our lives, but it is most powerful when someone we love dies. Everyone feels grief differently and there is no right or wrong way to react. Bereavement can be one of the most painful experiences you ever go through. Your feelings can be incredibly powerful and overwhelming

If however you or a loved one experiences complicated grief, unresolved grief or delayed grief seeking professional guidance can help navigate this painful journey.

If you or a loved one are effected by the issues outline here and you wish to seek further information or would like to arrange an introductory consultation then please fill out the form here and we’ll be in touch soon.

I would like a follow-up call

Self-esteem

Low self-esteem is a debilitating condition that keeps individuals from realising their full potential. A person with low self-esteem feels unworthy, incapable, and incompetent. In fact, because the person with low self-esteem feels so poorly about him or herself, these feelings may actually cause the person’s continued low self-esteem.

Some characteristics of low self-esteem or self confidence

  • Social withdrawal
  • Anxiety and emotional turmoil
  • Lack of social skills
  • Depression and/or bouts of sadness
  • Inability to accept compliments
  • Being hard on oneself
  • Self-neglect
  • Treating yourself badly but NOT other people
  • Worrying whether you have treated others badly
  • Reluctance to take on challenges
  • Reluctance to put yourself first or anywhere.
  • Reluctance to trust your own opinion
  • Expecting little out of life for yourself.

If you can identify with the issues outlined here by the issues outline here and you wish to seek further information or would like to arrange an introductory consultation then please fill out the form here and we’ll be in touch soon.

I would like a follow-up call

Trauma

Post-traumatic stress disorder may occur after a perceived near death experience such as a serious assault, rape, traffic collision, shooting/stabbing or other similar traumatic event. Suffers experience flashbacks, hyper vigilance, panic attacks or outbursts of anger.

Some experiences, like the sudden, unexpected death of a loved one, can also cause PTSD. Symptoms usually begin early, within 3 months of the traumatic incident, but sometimes they begin years afterward.

It may be very hard to take that first step to help yourself. It is important to realise that although it may take some time, with treatment, you can get better.

If you or a loved one are effected by the issues outline here and you seek further information or would like to arrange an introductory consultation then please fill out the form here and we’ll be in touch soon.

I would like a follow-up call

Trauma

Post-traumatic stress disorder may occur after a perceived near death experience such as a serious assault, rape, traffic collision, shooting/stabbing or other similar traumatic event. Suffers experience flashbacks, hyper vigilance, panic attacks or outbursts of anger.

Some experiences, like the sudden, unexpected death of a loved one, can also cause PTSD. Symptoms usually begin early, within 3 months of the traumatic incident, but sometimes they begin years afterward.

It may be very hard to take that first step to help yourself. It is important to realise that although it may take some time, with treatment, you can get better.

If you or a loved one are effected by the issues outline here and you seek further information or would like to arrange an introductory consultation then please fill out the form here and we’ll be in touch soon.

I would like a follow-up call

Children

Age group 18 months to 11yrs

Play therapy is based on the belief that play is a child’s natural way of expressing themselves. Through play children can play out their thoughts, feelings and difficulties just as an adult may talk out their difficulties.

The therapeutic relationship between the play therapist and child provides opportunities for healing and development. The child is provided with a safe space where they can express themselves. Play therapy facilitates the development of emotional intelligence and resilience, while helping the child to make sense of their world.

All children can benefit from play therapy as it promotes self-confidence, communication, creativity and problem solving skills.

Areas where we may be of support

  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural issues
  • Communication difficulties
  • Delayed development
  • Attachment issues
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Parental separation
  • Bereavement or loss
  • Bullying
  • Low self-esteem
  • Poor play skills

If have concerns for your child and identify with any of the issues outline here and wish to seek further information or would like to arrange an introductory consultation then please fill out the inquiry form here and we’ll be in touch soon.

I would like a follow-up call

Teens

Age group 12 – 17yrs

As parents we all want the absolute best for our teenage child and offer them all the tools they need to flourish in all they do & wish to achieve in their life. At One Hour For Me we aim to support our younger generations current and future wellbeing on a physical, mental and emotional level; in a safe, professional and supportive environment.

Areas where we may be of support

  • Anxiety
  • Separation
  • Bereavement
  • Self-confidence
  • Bullying
  • Resilience
  • Trauma
  • Sports performance
  • Diet/nutrition
  • Academic achievement

It’s not always easy to know or do the right thing, but as it takes a community to raise a child perhaps together we can open up our Childs world and help make it bigger, better and a lot of fun.

If you have concerns for your teen and identify with any of the areas/issues outline here and seek support or further information or would like to arrange an introductory consultation then please fill out the form here and we’ll be in touch soon.

I would like a follow-up call

Teens

Age group 12 – 17yrs

As parents we all want the absolute best for our teenage child and offer them all the tools they need to flourish in all they do & wish to achieve in their life. At One Hour For Me we aim to support our younger generations current and future wellbeing on a physical, mental and emotional level; in a safe, professional and supportive environment.

Areas where we may be of support

  • Anxiety
  • Separation
  • Bereavement
  • Self-confidence
  • Bullying
  • Resilience
  • Trauma
  • Sports performance
  • Diet/nutrition
  • Academic achievement

It’s not always easy to know or do the right thing, but as it takes a community to raise a child perhaps together we can open up our Childs world and help make it bigger, better and a lot of fun.

If you have concerns for your teen and identify with any of the areas/issues outline here and seek support or further information or would like to arrange an introductory consultation then please fill out the form here and we’ll be in touch soon.

I would like a follow-up call

Young adult

Age group 18 to 24yrs

The age group from 18 years can be a very exciting period as your child transitions into adulthood. Becoming a student or entering the workforce opens up new life opportunities as well as the prospect of exciting experiences. Sometimes though all this change can become a challenging time for both parent and young adult. It is natural for there to be worry as this transition takes place but if it extends to concern and changes in behaviours are identified then sometimes seeking professional guidance and support can help facilitate this process more positively.

Areas where we may be of support

  • Behavioural changes
  • Withdrawn
  • Anxious
  • Sleep disruption
  • Changes in appetite
  • Substance abuse
  • Self confidence

If you or a loved one are effected by the issues outline here and you wish to seek further information or would like to arrange an introductory consultation then please fill out the form here and we’ll be in touch soon.

I would like a follow-up call

Service & Treatment Definition

Counselling is the process that occurs when a client and counsellor set aside time in order to explore difficulties which may include the stressful or emotional feelings of the client. Counselling is offered by a trained, experienced professional in a safe, secure, confidential, trusting and non-judgemental environment.

The following section attempts to explain the common understanding of the various therapy service and treatment definitions.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy refers to a range of treatments that can help with mental health problems, emotional challenges, and some psychiatric disorders. It aims to enable patients, or clients, to understand their feelings, and what makes them feel positive, anxious, or depressed. This can equip them to cope with difficult situations in a more adaptive way.Often, the course of therapy lasts under 1 year; individuals who are eager to change and willing to put in the effort often report positive results.

Psychotherapy can provide help with a range of problems, from depression and low self-esteem to addiction and family disputes. Anyone who is feeling overwhelmed by their problems and unable to cope may be able to benefit from psychotherapy. Psychotherapy is sometimes called a “talking treatment” because it uses talking, rather than medication.

Some forms of psychotherapy last only a few sessions, while others are long-term, lasting for months or years. Sessions are usually for 1 hour, once a week, and they follow a carefully structured process.

Psychology

Clinical Psychology

Clinical psychology is the application of psychological theories, models and research to a range of psychological, psychiatric, mental health and developmental problems.
Clinical psychologists provide a variety of services including assessment, therapy, and consultancy services. They work primarily, but not exclusively in child and/or adult and learning disability services where emotional, behavioural, psychiatric or developmental difficulties are addressed.

Counselling Psychology

Counselling psychology, as a psychological specialty, facilitates personal and interpersonal functioning across the life span with a focus on emotional, social, vocational, educational, health-related, and developmental concerns.

Counselling psychology encompasses a broad range of practices that help people improve their wellbeing, alleviate distress and maladjustment, resolve crises, and increase their ability to live more highly functioning lives. Counselling psychologists work with people who have experienced a range of emotional and psychological difficulties. These include problems of identity and bereavement, relationship problems, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect.

Play Therapy

Play therapy is based on the belief that play is a child’s natural way of expressing themselves. Through play children can play out their thoughts, feelings and difficulties just as an adult may talk out their difficulties.

The therapeutic relationship between the play therapist and child provides opportunities for healing and development. The child is provided with a safe space where they can express themselves. Play therapy facilitates the development of emotional intelligence and resilience, while helping the child to make sense of their world.

All children can benefit from play therapy as it promotes self-confidence, communication, creativity and problem solving skills.

Possible referrals may include:

  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural issues
  • Communication difficulties
  • Delayed development
  • Attachment issues
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Parental separation
  • Bereavement or loss
  • Bullying
  • Low self-esteem
  • Poor play skills

Children cannot always put their thoughts and feelings into words. Play Therapy provides them with a safe way of expressing themselves and a way of coming to terms with and learning to deal with life’s difficulties and challenges, all in the context of a warm non-judgemental caring relationship.

Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state which humans engage in during daily activity such as driving, daydreaming or reading a good book, etc. Contrary to popular myth hypnosis does not imply giving the therapist control of your mind. The client is fully aware at all times. Hypnosis is a state of guided relaxation and focussed attention. It is a natural state and non-addictive. A client does not do or say anything that conflicts with his/her own moral or religious code.

Hypnotherapy can resolve a problem that is inside you but outside of your control. Very often the cause of a client’s symptom is within the subconscious mind. Clinical Hypnosis allows a client to set aside the conscious or rational mind and access the unconscious mind, thereby uncovering the root cause of the presenting symptom.

EDRM

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy developed by Francine Shapiro that emphasizes the role of distressing memories in some mental health disorders, particularly post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is an evidence-based therapy used to help with the symptoms of PTSD. It is thought that when a traumatic or distressing experience occurs, it may overwhelm normal coping mechanisms. The memory and associated stimuli are inadequately processed and stored in an isolated memory network.

The goal of EMDR is to reduce the long-lasting effects of distressing memories by engaging the brain’s natural adaptive information processing mechanisms, thereby relieving present symptoms. The therapy uses an eight-phase approach that includes having the patient recall distressing images while receiving one of several types of bilateral sensory input, such as side to side eye movements. EMDR was originally developed to treat adults with PTSD; however, it is also used to treat trauma and PTSD in children and adolescents.