Psychotherapy

Psychotherapist - Peter Gregory

“In my practice, I see people from all walks of life: they have one thing in common – all want to make their life better. There is good news, because there are therapy approaches that can help reduce the distress of depression and anxiety.”

You may decide to get in touch with me for a very wide variety of reasons but typically there will be something about your life that is not how you’d like it.

Sometimes too, there can be feelings of frustration or irritation; some help in identifying, understanding and resolving these emotions can often be helpful.

Below you will see a list of “conditions” that people often come to me for help with, this list does not cover everything but if anything there does strike a chord with you and you are ready to reach out for help and support then please do get in touch when you can.

  • Depression

  • Generalised anxiety

  • Anxiety: panic, phobias

  • Relationship difficulties: including effect of affairs, poor communication

  • Emotional abuse

  • Sexual abuse

  • Compulsive sexual behaviour

  • Poor anger management: passive aggressive behaviour

  • Psychological impact of infertility

  • Bereavement and loss

  • Stress: work related and other

  • Trauma (PTSD)

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Psychological effects of disease

  • Psychosexual therapy

  • Suicidal thoughts

There is good news because there are therapy approaches that can help reduce the distress of depression and anxiety: CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) can be especially useful. Linked with mindfulness, this can be effective.

For depression, some clients respond particularly well to an existential psychology approach as the issues are to do with the fact of being human and our limited, transitory existence.

Couples seek help to resolve difficulties in their relationship.  Improvements can mean changes that enable the couple to stay together or it may mean they part. Couple therapy does not seek to maintain difficult relationships – it can help people to part constructively.

The couple therapy I offer is intended to help untangle the emotional knots frequently experienced. The practice of good communication is often a key element in resolving relationship issues. Sometimes individual therapy is necessary before couple therapy. This is because if there are too many individual issues surfacing, it is not possible to work on the relationship element; it is the relationship that is being treated.

Trauma and post-trauma conditions such as PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) are, sadly, all too common, but approaches such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) and trauma focussed CBT are often effective in relieving distress. Preparation is necessary before going through these as they are potentially difficult, but ultimately freeing.

“If you are experiencing any of the above, then get in touch. Perhaps I can be of help.”

To make an appointment, simply phone me on 07752 866550, we’ll talk a little about your situation and then we’ll arrange a convenient time to meet. There is no charge for this call (beyond your normal telephone charges) and it will give us both an idea of whether we can work together.

Appointments are available at the Clinic on Friday mornings from 9am - 1pm starting on Friday 5 October 2018.

The standard fee is £60 for a 60 minute session. Payment is due at the end of each session. You may pay by cheque or cash. For those with private medical insurance, I am a listed provider with all the major medical insurers.

Peter Gregory