The Maris Practice offers 3 speciality areas of counselling and therapy to help you:
- Clinical Psychology – aim is to reduce emotional distress and to enhance and promote psychological wellbeing. Therapeutic approaches include Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and Compassion-Focused Therapy,
- Counselling – this is a talking therapy which provides support and the opportunity to learn about yourself and your habitual responses so that you can make choices that will improve your well-being.
- Hypnotherapy – this can help you change behaviour and to achieve the best version of ‘you’ that there is. It is perhaps best known for helping people to stop smoking but there are many habitual feelings and behaviour that can modified.
There is more information below about these three therapies.
Clinical Psychologists aim is to reduce emotional distress and to enhance and promote psychological wellbeing. This may be measured in a reduction in symptoms, alongside more positive experiences overall, such as improved self-esteem, relationships and overall life satisfaction.
Clinical Psychologists have been trained in a wide range of therapeutic approaches within a doctorate level training course. The enables them to draw on a range of therapies to offer individualised and tailored treatment. Therapy is based on developing a shared understanding of a client’s difficulties, strengths and hopes.
Therapeutic approaches include Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Systemic (or family and relational) Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Parenting Support (to name a few).
Clinical Psychologists have training across the lifespan with a wide range of difficulties. They can support people experiencing anxiety, low mood, stress, bereavement, relationship difficulties and may other mood or behavioural challenges.
It takes between 6-9 years to qualify as a registered Clinical Psychologist. Clinical Psychologists must have completed an undergraduate and/or masters degree in psychology followed by a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. In addition, most Clinical Psychologists have completed 2-4 years of postgraduate clinical experience before beginning the doctorate course. Clinical Psychologists are trained by the NHS and the doctorate involves both academic and clinical work. After qualifying, they are required to undertake regular training to keep their skills and knowledge up-to-date. All Clinical Psychologists within the UK are registered with the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) and you can check their registration online via the HCPC’s website.
In today’s world it is hard to find a space to process life’s challenges. Counselling offers a client the permission to talk about themselves, their lives and their relationships without fear of judgement. It provides support and the opportunity to learn about yourself and your habitual responses so that you can make choices that will improve your well-being.
A counselling session will involve a client being supported by a trained and experienced professional to talk about, and process anything that they might be struggling with. All that is shared is confidential, meaning that clients can feel free to discuss anything and everything safe in the knowledge that that it will not be spoken about outside of the therapeutic relationship.
Issues that are often supported by counselling include depression, anxiety, imposter syndrome, relationship issues, bereavement, difficulties around social anxiety, issues of identity, gender, sexuality and self-esteem difficulties.
At the Maris Practice our counsellor Annabelle, is particularly experienced with supporting parents, both new parents and parents struggling as their children navigate their way through school and into the world.
Hypnotherapy can help you change behaviour if you want it to! Hypnotherapy is a way of harnessing your brain’s natural power to enable you to achieve change and to achieve the best version of ‘you’ that there is! It is a method that has been clinically proven to be effective, offering you the best chance of success.
Hypnosis is a simple, down-to-earth and common-sense therapy that can enable you to progressively improve your habitual feelings and behaviour. It is effective for older children and teenagers as well as adults.
The evidence shows that it is particularly effective in helping people with:
- Stress and anxiety,
- Menopausal symptoms,
- Irritable bowel syndrome,
- Weight issues,