Brief Psychotherapy in Chester

Brief Solution-Focused Psychotherapy Chester

What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a special kind of relationship that aims to help clients gain insight into their difficulties, establish a greater understanding of their motivation, and enable them to find more appropriate ways of coping or bring about changes in their thinking, feelings and behaviour.

Psychotherapy involves exploring feelings, beliefs, thoughts and relevant events, sometimes from childhood and personal history, in a structured way with someone trained to help you do it safely.

If you like, psychotherapy is a journey you embark upon with the therapist as your guide to discover more about the strengths and wonders of your true authentic self.

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What happens during Psychotherapy?

Every session is different because every client is unique.

As your Chester Psychotherapist, I will encourage you to talk and explore, in a structured way, your feelings and experiences. Depending on your particular difficulties, personality and  nature, I may also suggest particular approaches as part of that exploration.

We may pay particular attention to the experiences that occur within your thoughts, feelings and body experience as they arise within session, to help you gain increased awareness of your own responses.

I may suggest particular practices, tasks or skills to develop between sessions, but I will tend to do so only once I have seen within your process a natural 'lean' towards a direction on your healing journey that it will be helpful for you to develop.
 

What Factors Define My Approach?

Brief

I offer brief, solution-focused psychotherapy for highly motivated clients. This is not counselling. This means that following your initial face-to-face assessment, we make a contract together to work a block of 3 or 6 (up to a maxiumum of 16). This contract means that our efforts and motivation are focused on what we can achieve in the time we have committed to work together. Unlike regular psychotherapy, your therapeutic journey will not go on for months, so you can be very clear from the start of your process what time we have together.
 

Integrative

My approach is integrative, which means that I will use a variety of therapeutic approaches and in order to help you as my client to achieve your goals. This means I take the very best of what works from a wide range of psychological and therapeutic approaches and have many 'tools in my toolbox'. I bring this together with my medical training, human biologists understanding, life experiences into a unique, broad truly holistic approach that helps you explore and resolve your needs in all the facets that make up you - mind, body, emotion and spirit.

 

Client-Centred Therapy Tailored To Your Needs

Flexible and adaptive to my client’s needs always, I do not believe in a 'one size fits all' approach to therapy. For me, the best therapy is that which is client led and tailored to the particular needs of the client in each session.

 

Focusing on Solutions, Not Problems

I am solution-focused, which means that together we primarily look at solutions as opposed to focusing on problems in order to help you move forward. This doesn’t mean we ignore problems or issues that are causing concern, just which we don’t focus exclusively on those.
 

Evidence Based Proven Solutions For A Range of Problems and Symptoms

You can be confident that I only use approaches that have been proven to be effective in clinical and academic journals or through anecdotal evidence of over years of clinical practice.

 

Conversational and Interventional

Generally my style as a therapist is conversational, dynamic and interpretive  (as opposed to a more reflective counselling or psychodynamic approach where the client does 95% of the talking) You can expect sessions with me to be much more 50:50.

 

Using the Healing Skills and Resources You Already Possess

I am also a Utilitarian as a psychotherapist, which means that rather than ‘re-inventing the wheel’ and having to learn a whole new set of skills as you heal, I help you become aware of your innate skills and 'forgotten' resources and to develop these skills to use in your own unique solutions.

 

Respecting Your Inner Wisdom

I believe real, lasting, positive change is a process of growth and mastery that is organic. I have the utmost respect for the wisdom of your unconscious and your body.  A healing journey to some extent has its own timing and pace is very important. Our work together is to ensure the best environment so that your healing journey can unfold for you, guided by your healing wisdom, as rapidly is as possible for you.

 

Respecting The Therapeutic Relationship

All my therapeutic work is deeply rooted within the safety and containment of the therapeutic relationship and reflects the core conditions of non-judgement, empathy and congruence.

 

How to proceed if you are interested in Brief Psychotherapy in Chester with Dr Rhead
 

Your first step is to go to the Appointments page of my website to my check fees and availability are suitable for you. Please then contact me directly to discuss your particular needs.

 

 

 

If you want to know more about how hypnosis can also be used within brief psychotherapy (Hypno-Psychotherapy), click here.

 

Dr Emma Rae Rhead Brief Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy
Safe, Effective Brief Psychotherapy Chester  with a Qualified Medical Doctor
Solution-Focused Brief Psychotherapy Chester
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
Hypnotherapy Chester, Cheshire Hypnotherapist UK

 

 

 

 

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