Rachel Curtis  PTSTA, CTA, UKCP, MBACP - Psychotherapy, Supervision & Training
About Therapy
 
There are many different approaches to psychotherapy and counselling and when choosing a therapist, it may be useful to know what model they use. I work using the following models:
 
 
Transactional Analysis (TA)
 
TA offers a deep understanding of thinking and feeling processes and places importance on early experiences. It is an integrative combination of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural and humanistic therapy. TA will explore childhood and adolescence as events during these periods can have lasting effects into adulthood. Psychodynamic in nature, Transactional Analysis is a powerful tool to bring about human well being. In psychotherapy, transactional analysis utilizes a contract for specific changes desired by the client and involves the "Adult" in both the client and the clinician to sort out behaviours, emotions and thoughts that prevent the development of full human potential. Transactional analysts intervene as they work with clients in a safe, protective, mutually respectful-OK/OK--- environment to eliminate dysfunctional behaviours and establish and reinforce positive relationship styles and healthy functioning.
 
CBT
 
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a short term therapy ideal for anxiety, self esteem, phobias. It looks at how feelings, thoughts and behaviours are linked and works on changing those beliefs or providing relief from symptoms.
 
Person Centred

A non directive here and now approach, where the therapist uses his/her skills to enable you to explore your issue in a non-judgemental, accepting environment. Person Centred counselling holds that ultimately the client has the resources to manage the issue and therapy is a form of finding and utilising those resources.
 
Hypnotherapy
 
Hypnotherapy is a powerful therapeutic tool. You will be guided into a deep state of relaxation, your unconscious mind become open to new learning and suggestions. You remain in control at all times.