© 2017 Elizabeth Dartnall  

                     Psychological Therapy 

The therapeutic relationship is at the heart of a counselling psychologist's practice and there is a vast body of research identifying the quality of this relationship as the single most influential factor for psychological change.  As such I work very collaboratively and believe that together we can find a way through problems that often seem impenetrable when facing them alone. We are all different and experience our problems in different ways and in different environments so every treatment programme is developed to address your own unique difficulties and experiences.  All treatments are evidence based and discussed with you regularly.

 

The range of issues I have worked with over the years includes:

  • Addictions (e.g. to alcohol, tobacco, other substances and prescribed medications, gambling, shopping, internet)

  • Anxiety (e.g. social anxiety, health anxiety, excessive worry, panic attacks and / or agoraphobia)

  • Phobias (including driving and passenger phobia)

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

  • Depression and other mood disorders

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 

  • Chronic Pain

  • Abuse

  • Trauma (including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

  • ADHD

  • Low Self Esteem

  • Bereavement, loss and grief

  • Sleep difficulties 

  • Stress (e.g. work stress, adjusting to change)

 

The list is not exhaustive but gives an indication of the areas of difficulty that psychological therapy can help with.  

Treatments comply with NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) guidelines.