Therapy services


Why therapy?

Many of us spend a lot of time, and use a lot of energy, trying to be what we think other people want us to be … and it’s exhausting!

At AT&T the therapeutic relationship is central to our way of working.  Your trust and safety are of paramount importance, which is why our team work empathically and respectfully, drawing on ethical guidance from professional bodies such as The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and The British Psychological Society (BPS).

Our therapeutic services are focused on breaking through unhelpful thinking, containing emotional overload, and challenging behaviours that are outdated and no longer helpful.

Our therapy rooms provide a  welcome and confidential space where you can talk through your thoughts and feelings in safety, and where your process of change and understanding can evolve.

 

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Individual therapy

There is a myth that people who attend counselling or psychotherapy are ‘messed up’, ‘struggling’ or need to ‘get help’. That is not necessarily true. People who choose to go for therapy are making a courageous choice to face life’s challenges, to grow in self-awareness and to potentially change their direction or the repeating patterns that have been a feature of their life so far.

You may have been given a diagnosis; however, our therapists do not apply labels to people, but instead support clients to see themselves as unique individuals. We are all human and fallible, therefore self-acceptance is the most important learning to equip us for the rest of life’s journey.

Our counsellors have a broad range experience, covering all age groups, and can offer support with the difficulties such as:

  • Anxiety & Depression 
  • Trauma & Abuse 
  • Identity issues 
  • Relationships (relational health, pre-marriage & divorce) 
  • Loss & Grief (including miscarriage etc.) 
  • Decision-making 
  • Life changes; including ageing, disability, redundancy 
  • Spiritual crisis

This list is not exhaustive; if you are experiencing issues not listed here, please don't let that stop you from contacting us.

 


Group Therapy

Learning to build trust and care together, as a group, can create time and space for healing those distorted perspectives and enable us to develop confidence, greater self-esteem and a sense of purpose.

Our sense of ourselves develops in relationship with other people from our earliest age. Sometimes those experiences are good and sometimes they can leave us with a distorted view of ourselves, a poor sense of our own worth and our own capabilities.

Our groups are kept small intentionally to replicate a family-size gathering of 6-7 people. We meet on a weekly basis for an hour and a half, refreshments are included. Group therapy is also an affordable way of engaging in self-development and expanding your relational capability.

If you are interested in joining a group, please be in touch using the contact details below.

 

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Relationships

Building healthy relationships involves the process of co-constructing interpersonal bridges, which are like the conduit(s) between two or more people. As we are all fallible human beings, relational dynamics can sometimes be unhelpful and even cause pain.

Relationship therapy is distinct from individual therapy in that it provides an objective overview that seeks to understand and empathise with both the individuals and the relational dynamic between them.

The therapeutic space provides an opportunity for exploration of these dynamics, where we can all learn to empathise with each other, enabling a broader and more helpful understanding of the relationship(s).