NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)

NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)

Ever wondered how to change your life? Bad habits, negative thinking, feeling overwhelmed, stressed and out of sorts, lacking direction or failing to achieve all manner of goals..?

If any of these are holding you back, then NLP may be for you. It’s an approach that opens the door to changing how you think and feel about your life. By helping you to break connections between thoughts, memories and uncomfortable feelings, it empowers you to leave the past behind and frees you to choose new ways of living.

Wide ranging techniques and exercises, usually explored by talking with your therapist, enable you to discover what’s holding you back and how to let it go.

For more information on NLP and its history check out What is NLP?

Why…NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)?

Overcoming phobias, unwanted habits and self-limiting behaviours

Reducing stress, anxiety and negative thinking

Finding direction, goals, energy and enthusiasm for living.

Building self-esteem, confidence and assertiveness.

Practitioners in this field:

John Armitage

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Psychosexual Therapy

Psychosexual Therapy

Sexual problems can have many causes and manifest in widely different ways. Whatever the reason, they can have a devastating impact upon individuals and their relationships. Psychosexual Therapy may be able help by getting the root of the problem and then treating it.
Clients are usually nervous and sometimes very embarrassed about asking for help in their sexual relationship and often feel very isolated. After a thorough assessment process, they begin a treatment programme tailored specifically for them, and always working at their own pace. Homework is an important part of psychosexual therapy and a wholehearted commitment to the process is essential for successful treatment. Clients are NEVER asked to do anything sexual during therapy sessions, but instead to consider and talk about what may have led to the issue and how it may be helped, which may include referral to other professionals if a physical issue could be a factor.

Why…Psychosexual Therapy?

Sexual problems, whether for an individual or within couples, are surprisingly common and treatment programmes can be very successful for many issues, including:
• General breakdown in a couple’s sexual relationship
• Loss of sexual desire
• Painful intercourse
• Sexual difficulties following abuse
• Difficulties with orgasm
• Arousal disorders
• Premature or delayed ejaculation
• Erectile dysfunction
More general, less specific issues, like loss of desire and sexual anxiety.
Sexual addiction is also a growing issue that may also be treatable with Psychosexual Therapy and includes any sexual behaviour which feels out of control.

Practitioners in this field:

Sarah Frith

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Alexander Technique

Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique is a skill for self-development, teaching you to change long-standing habits that cause unnecessary tension in everything you do.

In the Alexander Technique we believe that the way we perform our everyday activities greatly affects our health and wellbeing. As little children we show perfect co-ordination through movement full of lightness and grace. Over the course of our lives, however, we gradually develop many habits which interfere with that natural co-ordination. This contributes to pain, discomfort, stiffness, poor posture and stress. In time, the habits become our second nature and we do not notice how they harm ourselves because they feel normal.

During Alexander Technique lessons we will explore the ways of overcoming harmful habits in order to restore the natural freedom in movement. You will experience that instead of trying harder to achieve something (e.g. good posture), you can employ the forgotten powers which have always been present in you. They can be woken up with the aid of the Alexander Technique.

Amongst others, Alexander Technique is chosen by people struggling with pain and discomfort, sports people to reduce injury and improve performance, musicians, actors and other people involved with arts to reduce injury and overcome difficulties and discomfort associated with their activities.

Why…Alexander Technique?

Alexander Technique is gentle and non-invasive
People report that following sessions they feel lighter and breathe easier, move with less pain, less effort and more grace and pleasure
It may reduce stiffness, improve co-ordination and balance
For professionals, such as musicians, dancers and sports men and women, it may improve performance
It promotes increased self-awareness

Practitioners in this field:

Marek Postola

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Counselling

Counselling

Counselling provides a regular, confidential time and space for you to talk about things that may be troubling you and explore difficult feelings. Counselling helps you to deal with specific problems, cope with crises, improve your relationships, or develop better ways of living.

Many people may have heard of counselling, but are unsure of the term psychotherapy. There are many similarities and differences. Both have a trained person who listens to your problems and helps you to find a way forward that will benefit you. Counselling deals with more minor situational problems, which can be dealt with often in a short length of time, for example 4-8 sessions. Where as psychotherapy deals with longer term issues that may have troubled you for longer, e.g. since childhood and require longer term work, possibly months or years. The length of time required is negotiated with your therapist.

Why…Counselling?

Counselling offers you a safe, confidential place to talk about your life and anything that may be confusing, uncomfortable, or difficult for you.

Counsellling is known to be an effective approach for dealing with psychological and emotional issues.

Talking therapies such as Counselling and Psychotherapy are fully accepted within mainstream medicine, but may not always be available to you when you feel you need them.

Counselling can be considered in conjunction with prescribed medication or as an alternative. If you are currently taking prescribed medication, always discuss any changes with your general practitioner.

Practitioners in this field:

Jane Miller
Christina Shades-Hayes#
Charlotte Newsam

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Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy is a practice of feeling subtle movement and stillness within the fluids and tissues of your body.

By following this motion, Craniosacral Therapists seek to help you to release restrictions in your body-mind and to develop potential for healing, so as to maintain good health and well-being.

Craniosacral Therapy has developed over the past few decades from a specialist branch of Osteopathy (Osteopathy in the Cranial Field) and is now widely used within the UK and around the world.

Why…Craniosacral Therapy?

Craniosacral Therapy is a very gentle approach and so is widely used by those with acutely painful conditions, as well as for babies and small children.

It promotes deep relaxation, enhanced body awareness, increased general health and wellbeing.

It is non-invasive and may effectively complement other forms of treatment you may be receiving.

Practitioners in this field:

John Armitage

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Massage

Massage

Massage is an extremely well known form of complementary therapy. In essence, it is the manipulation of your soft tissues; skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments in order to reduce tightness, release restrictions and improve flexibility, range of motion and circulation.

There are many different forms of massage. Those practiced at Natural Health include Swedish & Holistic, both of which will require removal of clothes and may involve the use of oils.

A typical session will last from 60-90mins and cost between £40-60

Why…Massage?

Massage, in a variety of different forms, is extensively used throughout the world.

It promotes relaxation and an improved sense of overall well-being.

Growing evidence suggests that massage may help speed up recovery from muscular injuries, improve circulation and reduce muscle and joint pain.

Massage can complement many other forms of treatment.

Practitioners in this field:

Maud Berneberg
Trisha Moerman
John Armitage

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Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy allows you the space to explore the underlying issues causing you to experience emotional problems. It may help you to change the way you respond to situations and understand when and why the unhelpful behaviours and thoughts started in the first place. With this understanding you can decide to make changes enabling you to live life more fully.

Psychotherapy can be short or long-term and a psychotherapist will be able to explore with you a wide range of psychological and emotional issues.

Why…Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy offers you a safe, confidential place to talk about your life and anything that may be confusing, uncomfortable, or difficult for you.

Psychotherapy is known to be an effective approach for dealing with psychological and emotional issues.

Psychotherapy is fully accepted within mainstream medicine, but may not always be available to you when you feel you need them.

Psychotherapy can be considered in conjunction with prescribed medication or as an alternative. If you are currently taking prescribed medication, always discuss any changes with your general practitioner.

Practitioners in this field:

Jane Miller

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Reflexology

Reflexology

Reflexology requires the application of pressure to various points on your feet that are said to correspond to your different organs and tissues.

Reflexologists consider your feet as maps of your whole body, that can be used to stimulate healing processes by being gently massaged.

Why…Reflexology?

Reflexology promotes relaxation and may be a very calming form of treatment.

It is non-invasive and generally only requires the removal of shoes and socks.

Reflexology is said to have been used in a variety of forms for thousands of years.

It is a popular form of complementary therapy used by those suffering from acutely painful and/or chronic health conditions. It is also very popular during the latter stages of pregnancy.

Practitioners in this field:

Trisha Moerman

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