Andy Garland works closely with local NHS and private mental health professionals to ensure the most effective forms of therapy are used for you.

Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change or enhance their wellbeing, BACP (2016).

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapeutic treatment that helps a person understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviours. CBT is commonly used to treat a wide range of disorders, including phobias, addiction, depression and anxiety.


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Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), also called Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, is as the name suggests, future-focused, goal-directed, and focuses on solutions, rather than on the problems bringing patients to seek therapy.

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Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR), is recommended by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NIHCE) as being one of the most effective ways of helping people overcome effects of trauma.  

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Psychoanalytic therapy (or psychodynamic) enables the therapist to delve deeper into a patient’s life experiences to establish patterns of behaviour.  This can help the therapist discover hidden meanings in what the patient is saying to recovery and management of presented issues.

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Gender & Sexual Diversity Therapy (GSDT) is aimed specifically at the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer + individuals.

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NLP looks at the way in which we think and process our thoughts (Neuro), the language patterns we use (Linguistic) and our behaviours (Programming) and how these interact to have a positive (or negative) effect on us as individuals.

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The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (H.A.D.S) is a screening device for measuring the severity of anxiety and depression separately.  H.A.D.S can be used for all ages from adolescence upwards. 

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Clinical Hypnotherapy can help you overcome a surprisingly wide range of habits, emotional problems and phobias. It is now widely recognised as the most effective, powerful and safe way to bring about positive change in your life.

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Clinical supervision for practising Counsellors and Psychotherapists is integral to ensure a safe and professional environment for all to work within.  

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Coaching is a method that helps you improve, develop and learn new skills.  You will achieve aims and manage life, professional and personal challenges.  Whatever your reason, professional or personal, coaching is an effective way to support you as you identify and achieve your goals.

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The Hypno-Gastric Band is a very powerful method to treat emotional overeating and to create a new attitude towards food and weight reduction.  The principle of the therapy is that the patient is convinced at a subconscious level that a gastric band operation has been performed.

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Smoking cessation therapy is proven to be the most successful way to give up your smoking habit.  It only takes one 75 minute Clinical Hypnotherapy session to break your smoking habit forever.  Andy is listed on the national register for smoking cessation therapists.

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