“Sometimes even momentary glimpses of childhood reality
can have a therapeutic effect, as long as the feelings that
go with them are experienced in the presence of
an enlightened witness”

Alice Miller

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Individual (One-to-One) Counselling and Therapy, Alsager, Cheshire

I offer one-to-one counselling and psychotherapy sessions for adults and young people, working through issues in a confidential, nurturing environment. Sessions last 50 minutes and I usually see clients once or twice a week for a given period. I am based in Cheshire, working from Alsager (East Cheshire, Junction 16 of the M6), although my client base geographically includes North Staffordshire, the Peak District and beyond.

To date I have helped individual clients in both short- and long-term therapy, dealing with issues ranging from anxiety and panic attacks through chronic eating disorders, phobias and relationship problems to bereavement, post-traumatic stress disorder and abuse.

My therapeutic approach is integrative, which means that I borrow freely from various schools of thought to use the techniques that will work best for each client. These include psychodynamic and transpersonal therapy and CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) as well as less mainstream creative techniques including bibliotherapy and eco-therapy in cases where they can be helpful for the client. I have also trained in animal-assisted therapy (AAT) which can be very effective in some instances.

For more information about individual therapy or to make an appointment, please contact me at jcsmith@therapy-cheshire.co.uk or call me on 07811 981645.

 

 

Very good facilitation – encouraging and warm.

Elsa Cayat, Psychotherapist Murdered In The Charlie Hebdo Offices This Week

Dr Elsa Cayat, 54, the only woman murdered in the 5th January terrorist attack at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, was a psychoanalyst and author whose popular therapy column ‘Divan’ appeared fortnightly in the publication. She was also known for her book Un Homme + Une Femme = Quoi?. Dr Cayat was attending the weekly editorial meeting at the newspaper’s offices on Monday morning.

A long-standing patient of Dr Cayat’s write a moving tribute here in Marie Claire online.

Dr Cayat leaves behind her husband, her adolescent daughter and her dog.

Nous sommes Charlie, and nous sommes Elsa.

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