What is Psychological Therapy? – Jane Simmons
Psychological therapy has been developed through scientific research and has been shown to be helpful for a variety of psychological problems. Clients and therapists work in collaboration to gain an understanding of why a client is experiencing a particular problem and to identify goals to work on together.
In particular, therapists help clients to identify links between their thoughts, feelings and behaviour and to explore more helpful ways of thinking and behaving, along with developing coping strategies. Therapists can also help people to come to terms with things that have happened to them in the past.
Clinical psychologists undergo training which lasts for a minimum of six years and are specialists in assessment and providing psychological therapy. In terms of my qualifications and registration, I have a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, have chartered status with the British psychological society and am registered with the Health Professions Council.
What problems can psychologists help with?
Psychologists draw on research and scientific principles to develop effective therapeutic methods to help with a wide range of problems. I specialise in helping clients to deal with the following difficulties: • Anxiety and panic attacks
• Obsessional thoughts & checking
• Post-traumatic stress disorder
• Social anxiety
• Low self-esteem
• Childhood trauma
How I work: – Jane Simmons
The first step is to ring the Chiron Centre. They will forward your contact details to me and I will ring you to ask you some initial questions to see if my approach would be suitable for you. I would also be able to answer queries you might have.
The next step would be an initial assessment appointment, usually followed by a series of therapy sessions. My main therapeutic approaches are Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and schema therapy but I also use a range of other approaches such as EMDR, mindfulness and compassionate mind therapy.
As well as therapy, I enjoy writing and have co-authored a book entitled ‘CBT for beginners’ which was published by Sage publications in 2008. A second edition of this book was published in December 2013.
Jane Simmons – Therapy sessions last for 50 minutes and the cost varies depending on whether you are self-funding or being funded by another source. Do please contact me via The Chiron Centre for more information about fees.
Psychotherapy with Jo Morgan
I offer psychotherapy for individuals and couples, on both a short term and longer term basis depending on your needs. Within the therapy I can offer you a supportive, accepting and safe environment to discuss your concerns and to make sense out of them.
I will help facilitate an exploration of your thoughts feelings and behaviours to shed light on what is causing you difficulties and more importantly to then move forwards and change old patterns that no longer serve you well.
Every person is individual with their own unique strengths personality and ‘authentic’ self. Often our ‘authentic’ self is to one degree or another squashed due to family, societal and other ideologies surrounding ‘right and wrong’ and ‘good and bad’, therapy can enable a casting off and growing through such constraints to enable ones true potential to begin to grow and flourish.
Tel: 07790 593585 (Bristol)
Fees: £50 for individuals £55 for couples.