Many people often think about seeking counselling or therapy but hold off from making the final step as they often feel uncertain about how it works, and what it could do for them.
Though some often contact us with a specific idea of what approach or therapy they need, many are often unsure and this is why it’s important to speak to your potential counsellor or therapist so that you can be confident that your therapist will be a good fit for you.
There are a range of benefits to counselling and therapy – not just in working in a structured way on your problem, but also from having the space to explore and connect with someone that only has your best interests at heart.
The therapists at our adult counselling services in Newcastle are experienced and skilled in a range of problems, and can help you achieve your goals.
Goal: Improved Sleep
According to the NHS website, 1 in 3 people living in the UK suffer from sleep problems.
Whether it’s an inability to fall asleep, experiencing recurring nightmares or waking up early, issues with sleep negatively impact mental and physical health.
Sleeping ineffectively can leave you prone to developing other mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, however our adult counselling services in Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling’s therapy rooms (or through online counselling) can help you overcome your sleep problems and sleep better.
Dr Stuart Sadler (Clinical Psychologist) is one of the few UK based sleep therapists trained in delivering Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), a specific form of CBT, to help people overcome sleep problems.
Goal: Reduce Anxiety
Anxiety is a common problem and therapy is one of the most proven and effective ways at helping overcome the issue.
The adult counselling services Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling offer can treat different types of anxiety, from Generalised Anxiety Disorder and health anxiety, to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and panic attacks, and beyond.
Anxiety often arises from engaging in unhelpful thought patterns and working with a professional counsellor can help you learn how to understand and change your negative thoughts and therefore reduce anxiety.
Anxiety management techniques derived from therapies such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Solution-Focused Therapy can all help you overcome your anxiety and reduce it’s impact on your day to day life.
Whichever therapy or counsellor you see at Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling, the approach is always tailored to you and your specific goals.
Goal: Increased Self-Confidence
Even taking the step of engaging with counselling and therapy can help increase your confidence and help to build a positive self-image through reaffirming that you value yourself.
Increasing confidence can have a positive impact on all areas of life, and if you find that you are often self-critical or that you beat yourself up and self-sabotage, working on your self-confidence can help you support yourself better so that you can achieve more and relate to others and yourself better.
We know from the science of therapy that how you speak to yourself internally can make a huge impact on how confident you feel, so therapies like Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and those mentioned above are designed to help you to “self-soothe” and speak to yourself in a more positive and supportive way.
The coping mechanisms you learn in your counselling can help you to empower yourself to tackle life’s challenges, knowing you have strategies to deal with any negative self-talk, negative perceptions or tendency to self-sabotage that might get in the way of day to day life.
Contact Us Today
If you would like to see how our adult counselling services in Newcastle, whether through face to face or online counselling, can help you, contact us by filling in the box below or call us on 07966 645 198.
Dr Stuart Sadler
Lead Clinical Psychologist