Conditions to be accepted
into individual therapy
For group therapy, everyone is welcome after assessment. For individual therapy, you need to agree to do homework! This involves compassion, mindfulness or relaxation practice, or a CBT experiment. Reflection is always required. Secondly, some form of exercise is usually required: stretching, walking, Chigung, etc.. Under no circumstances will people continue to be accepted for counseling or group work if they are violent in any way. This includes verbally abusive or drug-affected behaviour in individual or group therapy.
Becoming well and maintaining wellness requires the development of new habits. While a number of people gain instantaneous insights and change through cognitive therapy from time to time, usually change takes practice and practice. Change comes from talking and/or reading with reflective and testing ideas, beliefs or patterns of response and practicing the required new skills.
All current clients who have seen me in the last two months take precedence.
All current clients who have seen me in the last two months take precedence
As at 5 pm 21/9/2020 my books are closed. There are only a few exceptions. If you want Compassion-Focussed Therapy, please call me after reading the conditions in 'Conditions of Counselling' and request that your GP calls me to affirm you are willing to do this and that you are not prescribed Benzodiazepines. I will then consider your request as things change. The other exception is anyone who is a regular attendee of the support meditation groups I run either locally or internationally for the CFMSC.
Everyone can still apply for group therapy that is currently on offer.
In the meantime, you may like to try some of the meditations available in the shop.
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