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What to expect from Therapy

Starting therapy can be a big step towards improving your mental health and wellbeing. I offer therapy face-to-face in Chard Natural Health Centre on a high street in Somerset, or online via Zoom. Sessions are 50 minutes.

 

Here are some things you can expect when working with me as your therapist: -

1. A safe and supportive environment - Therapy is where you can share your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgement or criticism. You will feel heard, seen and validated.

 

2. Exploration of all aspects of your personality - I work with radical acceptance and I believe all parts of your personality are valid and important. We will work together to explore all aspects of you, including the ones that may be difficult to accept or understand.

 

3. A focus on self-acceptance - Therapy is a process of self-discovery and growth. Through our sessions together, we will work on developing self-love. By learning to accept all parts of yourself, you can gain a greater understanding of who you are and what you want out of life.

 

4. Tools and Strategies - We will work together to develop practical tools and strategies that you can use in your daily life. These may include coping skills, mindfulness exercises and communication techniques. See below for further information.

 

5. Confidentiality - Your privacy is of utmost importance to me, and everything discussed in therapy is confidential. There are exceptions to this rule, which we will discuss in our first session.

6. Progress and goal setting - Together, we will set goals for therapy and regularly evaluate your progress towards achieving them. This will help us ensure that we are on the right track and that our work is effective.

Therapy is a collaborative process that involves working together to improve your mental health and wellbeing.

Tools I use
  1. Stress bucket: The stress bucket is a metaphorical tool we can use to help manage stress and prevent burnout. We'll work together to identify the sources of stress in your life, what your stress limits are and explore ways to reduce stress levels and prevent your stress bucket from overflowing.
     

  2. Archetype exploration: Archetypes are universal patterns of behaviour that we can use to better understand ourselves and our motivations. We'll explore various archetypes that may be present in your life and how they impact your thoughts and actions.
     

  3. Roles played in families: The roles we play in our families can have a lasting impact on our sense of self and our relationships. We'll explore the roles you played in your family of origin and how they may be influencing your present relationships and behaviours.
     

  4. Toxic compass for emotional regulation: The toxic compass is a tool we can use to identify whether you are in touch with your feelings, if they are being buried they will be internally damaging you and therefore activating the toxic compass. We'll work on developing emotional regulation strategies to help you manage difficult situations and protect your mental health.
     

Please note that these tools are just a few examples of the many approaches and techniques I may use in therapy. I will always work with you to determine the best approach for your unique needs and goals.
 

How to book your first session

If you're ready to take the first step towards a happier, healthier you, I would be honoured to work with you.​

 

  • You can book a session via my website​

  • You can email me at anna@am-healing.co.uk

  • You can text or WhatsApp me on 07482 043064

  • ​You can connect with me on Facebook or Instagram

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