Counselling & Psychotherapy

Many people who seek the help are not ‘ill’ and their prompt for asking for help was noticing a lack of excitement; ambition or energy. Do you feel like you’re in a fur lined rut, and it’s time to get out?

While some find themselves in uncomfortable situations, not always knowing how they got there, others know what happened but are unable to recover alone. Asking for help from an experienced and well qualified therapist is not a sign of weakness; it actually indicates an inner strength and acceptance that not all issues can be overcome alone. If you think about it, Olympic athletes have a coach, successful business executives engage advisors, and we don’t question the value of education delivered by quality teachers or trainers.

It’s worth knowing that being strong for too long can lead to stress related ill health which, ultimately can result in life-style limiting conditions such as: neurocognitive disorders (depression, anxiety, substance misuse etc); and physical ill health (arthritis, chronic back or neck pain, heart disease, hypertension etc).

Does This Sound Familiar?
• I feel tense anxious or nervous
• Unwanted images or memories have been distressing me
• I can’t cope when things go wrong
• I feel unhappy, despairing or hopeless
• I have difficulties getting to sleep or staying asleep

Why Would I Ask For Help With My Problems?

Seeking help and talking about your life, relationships, fears, worries, hopes and dreams can be enriching, validating and rewarding. Being open and honest about your situation makes the difference between disappointment and success, and ultimately leads to profound improvements to relationships, self esteem, motivation, and confidence.

What Prevents People Asking For Help?

Feelings of embarrassment, fear, a lack of support, guilt or shame can prevent people from making that call even though, somewhere inside they know psychotherapy and counselling will help. Many of my clients have continued to feel worse and watch their world get smaller for months or even years before making their first appointment. The protracted period of suffering – often in silence – and failed attempts to solve problems alone can lead to debilitation, isolation and misery.

Neuro Linguistic Psychotherapy

As a qualified and UKCP Registered Neuro Linguistic Psychotherapist I enable clients to identify, analyse and change unwanted thoughts and behaviours.

Neuro Linguistic Psychotherapy is a practical approach to exploring patterns of learned and repetitive behaviours and how the language we use and listen to affects us. Once we understand what has been and still is happening we are in a position to make appropriate changes for a happier and more successful life.

You May Wish To Seek Therapeutic Help When You Are Affected By Having…

• Experienced something traumatic and you are having trouble getting over it
• Experienced a difficult or traumatic childhood
• Flashbacks or recurring dreams
• Lapses in memory or having trouble concentrating
• Persistent anxiety
• Fear or phobic reactions that stop you from doing what you want to do
• Frequent angry outbursts
• Concerns about your physical health even though your doctor says you are fine

If this seems like you don’t have to suffer a moment longer, you can access psychotherapy by calling me, Dawn Haworth, on 07818 840 841 or email dawn@lifedesignsandmore.co.uk.

How Will You Help Me?

By delivering a friendly, ethical and safe service where you can talk in confidence, explore your issues and discover new ways of living.

I am a UKCP registered Neuro Linguistic Psychotherapist and EMDR Practitioner with an MSc in Therapeutic Practice for Psychological Trauma., meaning that every working day I can help people successfully overcome a wide range of issues and triumph over some of the most difficult times of their lives. I am committed to delivering a quality service and work within the NLPtCA and UKCP Code of Ethics and Professional Occupational Standards.