Assert Yourself!

What’s New?
Do You Say “Yes”….. When You Want to Say “No”?
Coming soon! – Assertiveness Workshop.
Saturday 18th April – £45.00
This is a 4-hour interactive workshop to address the common themes associated with lack of assertiveness. With some valuable exercises, techniques and strategies to help you manage challenging situations, set clear boundaries, and develop the art of saying “No!”
If you find yourself feeling compromised in a challenging work or personal relationship, then gaining new tools to respond differently will make that relationship more manageable.
I see so many clients, who put everyone else’s needs before their own, leaving them feeling unappreciated, emotionally exhausted and unfulfilled.  Being able to say “No” can be incredibly liberating and empowering!
So if you believe you would benefit from learning strategies to increase your confidence  in dealing with others  then please register your interest on the events page.
I will post local venue details soon with exact timings.

New Dates Added For Anxiety Group Programme!

We’re all set for a new Mind over Confidence Programme which is designed to get sufferers of Anxiety back in control of their life. So whether it’s full blown Panic Attacks, a Phobia or an underlying sense of unease that has prevented you from doing things that you want to do, this is the programme that could change your life.
The programme involves a combination of Hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programming and Cognitive Behavioural therapy providing a holistic approach to Anxiety Management. The group dynamic has beneficial effects and offers a safe, non-judgemental environment in which to discuss and share personal experience. It is also an opportunity to learn and meet people who know exactly what you are going through.
I am passionate about helping people overcome Anxiety as I believe we are here to grow and challenge ourselves so that we can live a fulfilling and enjoyable life.

The next programme will start mid March,  and run for 5 Wednesday evenings in Danbury. Please go to the events page to register your interest and together we can beat Anxiety and you can begin to live the life you were destined to live!

Latest news….

What a cracking week! Some new clients, great feedback and a soon to be published article in a local magazine.
I am so grateful for the opportunity to be doing something I love,
that makes a difference to peoples lives. I have a couple of talks coming up and will soon be planning, new group therapy programmes for the New Year as well as an Assertiveness Workshop. I’ll be posting details soon…….

Meanwhile you can visit my therapy site for personal therapy information

 

 

Welcome to My Group Therapy Programme Blog site!

Some presenting problems really suit a group therapy environment where you can share experience and get support from people who understand what you are going through. I believe Anxiety related issues, Fears, Phobias, Panic Attacks and Generalised Anxiety  are one of these areas.

Even though everyone’s personal experience is unique there are common themes, symptoms, thoughts and behaviours that are familiar to everyone in the group. Each session, focuses on a key area, with the aim of understanding the psychology behind anxiety and then techniques are taught to overcome it.

So many people have told me how much they value this forum, because it does not exist elsewhere. NHS provision is sadly lacking in the treatment options for people suffering with anxiety. Long waiting lists, and the prescription pad are most GPs only offering for people who’s lives are not just limited but sometimes devastated by anxiety related problems.

This programme offers sound therapeutic intervention, tried and tested techniques that help to re-programme the mind, and a safe non-judgemental environment where people can express their feelings, fears and experiences.

Likewise, with Weight Management, the sharing of experience has it’s own therapeutic benefits. The opportunity to discuss barriers and successes, to evaluate progress and share ideas is very helpful for group members. Understanding your relationship with food, and how changing your attitude to it, really can influence your weight loss. Learning techniques to combat self sabotage and improve unhelpful eating habits,  facilitates the change needed to achieve long term success.

The programmes involve participation and contribution, as well as homework tasks and when members fully commit to the programmes they tend to get the best results.

I also have the opportunity to offer therapy at a more affordable rate. Often members take advantage of personal sessions once the programme has finished, where the interventions can be tailored to their specific needs.

So is Group Therapy as good as personal therapy?

I think Group therapy offers a lot of advantages over one to one therapy, but it is not suited to everyone. Plus there are many presenting issues that would not suit the group setting but for those that do, I hope to offer the best of both worlds!