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© 2020 by Rozie Pilkington

London Borough of Bromley
01.

Sometimes you may need to talk to someone about bereavement or relationship difficulties and

it can be a relief to receive the professional support of a counsellor. Personal conflicts might be indicators of a need to find health and meaning in our lives. Counselling can help at these crisis times.

Psychotherapy takes self-exploration to a deeper level, allowing personal awareness on how early
life experiences might have unconsciously affected current problems. In psychotherapy, I will also
work with dreams, fantasies and any medium which can provide symbolic material such as art,

poetry or literature to support the analysis. Psychodynamic processes offer an opportunity for

clients to develop higher levels of consciousness while strengthening their intrapsychic frame.

I usually work integratively. Integrative therapy is a progressive form of psychotherapy that

combines different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit the needs of the individual client. 

The number of sessions required will depend on individual needs. Each weekly session lasts 50 minutes.

My Services

Therapy requires a neutral, containing and confidential space for clients to explore

and understand their pain and distress. Clients come to therapy for various reasons.

Usually, it is to receive support whilst safely enabling emotional processing and

self-knowledge to take place. This process allows clients to develop reflective skills

and higher levels of tolerance to deal with future life challenges and circumstances.

The rhythm and pace of therapy are generally guided by my clients and tailored

around individual needs. The length of therapy usually requires several weeks to

a few years, depending on personal issues and individual readiness. I offer face-to-face

sessions once or twice per week. Should clients need therapy while traveling, we can

continue the work over the telephone/online when needed. Only under very special circumstances, I will work with new clients solely via telephone/online, including now

during the current challenging time due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

02.

Art Psychotherapy is a form of therapy that uses art media as its primary mode of communication and expression. Within this context, art is not used as a diagnostic tool but as a medium to address emotional issues that may be confusing and distressing. This process can help you to explore and manage various difficult issues while raising consciousness. This is also a way for the therapist to gain insight into each client through looking at their work, and it is a way for the individual to both communicate their feelings and as a form of catharsis. You don't need to be an artist to receive the benefits of art psychotherapy. Anyone can use and engage in this type of therapy, at any stage of their lives.

 

This beneficial process may help you to manage challenging emotions including Anger; Anxiety and Depression; Loss and Bereavement; PTSD; Manage Addictions; Eating Disorders; Stress; etc.; while improving self-esteem and aiding self-awareness. It can help you to find ways to communicate when you are too despairing or confused to know how to verbalise your thoughts and feelings. Together, we will reflect on what you create and how it relates to your personal feelings and experiences. This can help you come to terms with any difficult feelings, events or memories that may be causing you problems.

Art Psychotherapy is professionally regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council.

The number of sessions required will depend on individual needs. Each weekly session lasts 50 minutes.

04.

Mindfulness involves paying attention in a non-judgmental way to our experience (body, emotions, mind) as it unfolds moment by moment. The process involves acceptance and focuses on positive

thinking, cultivating in ourselves a place of clarity, openness, and compassion, in which we can meet

our life just as it is, be fully present to its richness. In time and with practice, you would be able

to respond wisely, skillfully and creatively rather than react with our usual unconscious automatic patterns when challenges arise, including relational difficulties, illness, loss, grief, anger, and life issues.

 

Studies have shown that mindfulness practice activates the left side of the pre-frontal cortex which

is related to positive emotions. It has also been shown to impact the immune system beneficially and

lead to a more robust production of antibodies. There is evidence of increased attentional capacity, emotional regulation, emphatic awareness, and general relationship satisfaction.
 

The number of sessions required will depend on individual needs. Each session lasts 50 minutes.


 

05.

CBT is a short-term form of behavioral treatment (12-16 sessions). It helps people problem-solve.

It reveals the relationship between beliefs, thoughts, and feelings, and the behaviors that follow. Through CBT, people learn that their perceptions directly influence how they respond to specific situations. In other words, a person’s thought process informs their behaviors and actions.

CBT is nota distinct treatment technique. It is a general term that refers to a group of therapies.

The group includes rational emotive behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. CBT teaches clients coping skills for dealing with different problems.

 

In CBT, I work in collaboration with my clients to identify and challenge any negative thinking

patterns and behaviour that might be causing the difficulties. This can change feeling about situations,

enabling future behaviour changes. It focuses on current problems, but often requires briefly

looking at past events and/or traumas and their impact on how the world is currently perceived.

CBT combines cognitive therapy (examining thoughts) and behaviour therapy (examining actions).

The number of sessions required will depend on each individual needs. Each session lasts 50 minutes.