Samantha Byron Counselling and Psychotherapy
"My approach to therapy aims to enable clients to experience a genuine and caring relationship, where they can reach a deeper level of understanding about who they are, as well as the experiences and relationships they have had."
Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment. A trained counsellor can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings you have. Sometimes the term "counselling" is used to refer to talking therapies in general, but counselling is also a type of therapy in its own right. Other psychological therapies include psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Systemic family therapy, which could be between members of a family, couple and relationship therapy and integrative therapy which combines a variety of therapy tools to suit the individuals needs.
I have worked within a tier 2/3 mental health NHS service supporting children from as young as 5 years old and their families with issues such as anger, low mood, depression, anxiety, attachment issues, bullying, low self-esteem, self-harm and much more.
Relationship Counseling depends on what you want to get out of it. For some people, therapy can transform a relationship and therefore lives; for others therapy may help you to solve a specific problem and move forward with more confidence and less anxiety.
Your child might be experiencing problems at school, issues with peers, parents or generally not feeling like themselves. Counselling lets them talk about how they feel, separate from school and home life and can help your child get back to enjoying life.
We avoid thinking about getting older because old age conjures up our worst fears: of being trapped in a bed or wheelchair, of being a burden, of losing our ability to think and reason — of being alone. Thus we shouldn't be surprised to learn that depression is epidemic among the aged.
Counselling offers what is, for many people, the unique experience of being actively listened to while they explore a difficulty they may be having, distress they may be experiencing, or dissatisfaction they may be feeling in their lives.
The responsibility of caring for someone can be overwhelming and challenging. The feelings one experiences as they go through their caring journey can be confusing yet rewarding... but what about the emotional considerations? What about the carer?