Prior to working in Psychological Therapy Private Practice I have worked in a number of settings within the NHS, offering counselling and support to individuals coping with long term/chronic physical health conditions such as pain, diabetes, heart problems, CFS/ME, respiratory conditions, MS. As a result I am also able to offer group teaching sessions focusing on the psychological aspects of coping with these difficulties.
These groups are primarily information and skills based and you would not be expected to share your own experiences if you did not wish to. Sessions can be tailored to meet the needs of a particular group and can include a range of themes including: Relaxation and Stress Management; Managing Anxiety and Depression; Communicating with Friends & Family.
These are usually a stand alone session with a maximum of 8 people, including an individual telephone appointment before and after the group. After attending a group you are welcome to discuss further individual sessions with me if this seems appropriate.