About psychotherapy and counselling psychology

How I work

My training is in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology.

Integrative psychotherapists use a number of different theoretical perspectives, bringing these together into a personalised approach tailored to individual clients.

As a psychotherapist and psychologist, I draw on theories which emphasise the fundamentally social nature of human beings and their need for dependable relationships throughout their lives.

My integrative approach incorporates thinking and techniques from developmental psychology, relational psychotherapy, neurobiology, family systems, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and EMDR.

Changing patterns of behaving, thinking, feeling and relating to others

Through a deeper understanding of yourself you may begin to identify patterns of behaving, thinking or feeling. By understanding these patterns, you can work towards reacting differently if you wish to.

If past relationships have been unreliable or harmful, you may find it hard to trust people. Understanding such influences can help you support yourself in the present, and develop closer, more satisfying relationships.

Body awareness

My approach emphasises the importance of the body-mind connection and body awareness. Awareness of the body can lead to greater self-understanding and self-compassion. It also promotes general relaxation and a sense of well-being. In addition, breathing and imagery techniques foster better body regulation and management of anxiety and stress.

I welcome questions about my approach to psychotherapy and counselling.

© Dr Hannah Cruttenden

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