Our network has evolved through personal and professional connections over a number of years. We are confident that our members are rigorously trained, ethically sound and good at what they do. All our therapists’ contact details can be found here, but if you are unsure about which kind of therapy to choose, or which particular therapist, we can help you decide.
We think that talking therapies can alleviate emotional distress, but often find that people are confused about all the different techniques on offer and claims for what they can do. With this in mind, we hope our site, our Blog included, helps to demystify what happens behind the closed doors of the consulting room, placing therapy firmly in the real world in which we all live.
Therapy is a joint endeavour between you and your therapist, with one aim to help you gain a better understanding of how you exist in your world. This insight often makes change possible, although it may be other factors that help us make positive changes too – including the support of the relationship your forge with your therapist. Therapy comes in various shapes and sizes reflecting the different theoretical models that guide the therapist, as well as the therapist's personality.
Many, but not all therapies, explore your past in relation to your current life - psychoanalysis being the most well-known and intensive in terms of time committed to it. Others place spiritual growth centrally, while for some, thinking about how we think or behave becomes the main focus. Therapists can specialise in time-limited work, or meet with their clients over months or years. Our network of therapists reflects this diversity in ways of working and their websites aim to explain this further.
As a general guide for all of us though:
All our members profiled below are Psychotherapists registered with professional bodies. This ensures they have had a high standard of training, continue with ongoing training and maintain high standards of work. Please click on an image for more information about how we work and who we work with.
Our therapists have their own websites which should give you a better idea of whether they might be able to help you. However, if you’ve done your research and are still stumped as to who to choose or which therapy to go for, both Jane Edwards and Julia Bueno are on hand to talk informally, or to arrange a more thorough assessment of your needs for a fee. It may be that another practitioner or service outside of our network may suit you best, in which case we can draw on our broad knowledge and extended networks to advise where you could go from here.
You may find the following links of our two main professional bodies and Welldoing of further help: