InSync CounsellingChesterfield, Derbyshire

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How Can Counselling Help Me?

Effective therapy is a partnership; you are in control of your journey and you have the personal attributes to get to where you want to be. My role as a therapist it is to help you to navigate the path, goals, and destinations of your choosing. I do not give advice but enable clients to effectively self-govern. You have the inner resources and wisdom to reach your goals and full potential, it’s my job to help you access them, trust in them and use them successfully.

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Your Space

I know that starting the process of attending therapy can be daunting which is why I strive to create an environment where you are fully supported, accepted and free to express a full range of feelings where you can feel truly heard. Sometimes, it can be hard to find somewhere we can genuinely reveal our innermost feelings and find and be ourselves; I offer a space where you can do just that. Our counselling relationship will be a professional relationship, which means that I pay attention and respect to your boundaries at all times. It is not my role to offer advice, 'fix you' or be a friend, but to assist you in locating and connecting with your own tools and inner resources to get you where you want to be.

Therapy Approach

While I use a broad scope of skills, approaches and evidenced based practices to meet the unique needs of each client, my main approach is psychodynamic, incorporating Object Relations therapy; I am passionate about its effectiveness at addressing the underlying causes of pain and frustration in life.

Psychodynamic therapy takes a developmental approach to understanding thoughts, feelings and behaviours. How have we arrived at our own individual world view? Is it a true reflection of who we are? How could our conditioned responses be preventing us from finding meaning and fulfillment in our lives? Psychodynamic therapy reveals the hidden mental processes that steer us and determine how we operate in the world and brings fresh perspective to the nature of their influence on our life.

Object Relations is a well established branch of psychoanalytic theory which recognised that social connections are fundamental to human survival. The quality of our relationships has a direct impact on our sense of well-being and our ability to thrive. Object relations therapy seeks to explore and understand our style of relating in more depth. It's purpose is to arrive at a clearer and more realistic sense of self, to address distortions that we have developed in response to significant others and to develop insight so that new choices and possibilities can be embraced with trust and confidence.

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Specialist Areas of Interest and Experience

In addition to the issues mentioned on my home page I have a specialist interest and expertise in the following areas:

  • Problematic Relationships. If dissatisfaction and frustration are recurring themes in your relationships, or you are a 'people pleaser' or maybe lack assertiveness, there will be reasons why. Psychotherapy can help you to understand the origin of patterns of relating, bring them into your range of awareness and give you tools to change them.
  • Attachment/Early Years Trauma. Defective parenting and early years bonding trauma can manifest itself in many different ways and cause long-term impacts that can negatively affect inter-personal relating and life achievements.
  • Narcissism. Narcissists and those who come into contact with them often experience particularly destructive and damaging emotional experiences that are complex in their cause and resolution. There can be far reaching and long lasting consequences of contact with narcissists especially where a power imbalance is present, such as parent/child, employee/manager.
  • Bullying. The long-term and sustained impact of bullying on self-esteem whether this be within our own family, at shcool or at work, should never be underestimated. The experience can negatively impact our self-worth and sense of identity. Psychotherapy can help you to make sense of how you have incorporated this negative conditioning and how you can begin to address it and regain a true sense of your unique worth and capabilities.
  • Character traits and behaviours that hold us back from reaching our potential. Sometimes it is easy to think that particular character traits are a part of our personal make-up where in fact they are responses to certain prior life experiences. Issues like self-sabotage, jealousy, passivity and anger are symptoms of underlying issues that can be explored and worked through.
  • Life transitions. We will all face many major transitions as we progress through life and some of these challenges can prove demanding to cope with and to discuss honestly with those we are closest to. It is never to late to seek support for whatever may be troubling us.

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