Glossary of Counselling Terms

I have provided additional detail below of certain terms and phrases used throughout the service listing.

If you require further clarification of anything detailed within this website please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Assessment

I use the Kessler 10 question test to judge the severity of your symptoms.  There are other tests we can use if you are interested.

Repeating the test will show how much change has occurred.

 

Hypnosis / NLP

I am a qualified professional hypnotist (I use hypnosis as part of my practice of psychology), not a hypnotherapist (who often is only trained in hypnosis).

I use this for:

  • Quick desensitisation technique for trauma, abuse, phobias (see article)
  • Relief from stress-related illness (see article)
  • Self esteem/ quality of life enhancement
  • Strategies for pain management

 

Biofeedback

Biofeedback uses sensors to display measures such as your hand temperature or muscle tension on a computer screen.  You can then learn to change the measure to a healthier level.  I have Heartmath heart rate variability coherence biofeedback equipment to eliminate anxious thoughts, to increase positive thoughts, regulate mood, reach peak performance, improve relationships, and to balance your physiology.  I also use skin conductance and temperature training.  For optimal results, I offer home practice with a personal training device that you can hire.  I have completed the American Biofeedback Certification Internationa Alliance certification course.

 

Relaxation and Visualisation

My PhD thesis showed that these techniques doubled people's chances of remaining free of addictions. They involve daily autogenic relaxation sessions using personalised visualisations for change.

As well as improving addiction recovery outcomes, this enhances all aspects of life - equalises mood, softens traits, relieves stress, promotes change

It makes an amazing start to a calm centred day.

 

Counselling

I am certified in the following modalities:

  • Narrative Therapy
  • Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy

I have experience and training in the following modalities

  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

 

Family and Couples Therapy

I can assist to mediate issues and facilitate understanding between loved ones. You will be able to discuss your issues with each other and explore what you value about your relationship.  Ideally two therapists mediate this, but this is not essential.

 

Spiritual Pathways

I have a BA major in world religions, and have been on a personal journey for many years.

I can offer help with:

  • Meditation / mindfulness techniques
  • Discussion of super ego or higher self and communication with same
  • Key teachings for transforming your life