Hey, I’m Oly, an integrated Psychotherapist at Calm Journey Therapy. I’m often asked why I became a therapist, and I always grin contentedly and say; the need for Therapy has always been presented in a negative way, but after my own therapy through my own conflicts, I realised that therapy was the only relationship that could hold you like no other, with no judgement, emotional attachment and no agenda; a place that, if a person is willing, can get you through any turbulence you may have.
The key is acknowledging that you don’t have to suffer in silence, and even looking into the idea of coming into therapy is the hardest, but more importantly bravest step you will take. I’m not saying it will be easy, but I am saying you won’t be doing it alone.
My particular focuses in therapy include Psychodynamic Theory and Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy, which I believe can be used to help any client through their troubles, I also like to incorporate Mindfulness and Emotional Freedom Technique.
In short, Psychodynamic therapy involves helping the client be more aware of themselves, and look at behaviour in the past and present that has affected their lives. Psychodynamic therapy helps clients explore the behaviours and relationship models they may have learnt from influential members of their childhood, and subsequently help them understand the defence mechanisms they may have created to reduce anxiety, with the goal of becoming more conscious and positively change negative aspects of their life
Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy
Rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT) is a type of therapy introduced by Albert Ellis in the 1950s. It is an approach that helps you identify irrational beliefs and negative thought patterns that may lead to emotional or behavioural turbulence. Once these patterns are identified, strategies are developed to help replace them with more rational thought patterns
Mindfulness is a form of meditation that was not known in the West until recently. A typical meditation consists of focusing your full attention on your breath as it flows in and out of your body. Focusing on each breath in this way allows you to observe your thoughts as they arise in your mind and, little by little, to let go of struggling with them. You come to realise that thoughts come and go of their own accord; that you are not your thoughts. You can watch as they appear in your mind, seemingly from thin air, and watch again as they disappear, like a soap bubble bursting. You can learn to understanding that thoughts and feelings (including negative ones) are transient. They come and they go, and ultimately, you have a choice about whether to act on them or not.
I can see:
Adults 17 and Over
Children from 8 years old* (younger children can be seen depending on circumstances)
I can see clients:
Face to Face Therapy at Calm Journey Therapy Stone Cross
Common questions clients ask me:
Email : [email protected]
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Oly offers a free 15 minute phone consultation and charges £40 a session with a sliding scale available
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