Welcome to Evolve Psychotherapy. We’re here to help you.
Sometimes life can be a struggle. It can feel as though we have been swept over the edge of a waterfall and are no longer in control. Sometimes we feel like we are barely treading water, sometimes it’s like we’re swimming against the tide, and at other times we can feel as though we are drowning.
Whether, or not, you know what is causing your current distress or difficulties Evolve Psychotherapy is here to help you.
Together we can start to make some sense of what is going on, then we will decide if we need to build a raft, learn to swim or something else entirely. Once you have some new coping techniques, we can help you to learn to understand the tides and weather, so that you will soon be able to enjoy the flow of life again, knowing what to do if the waters were to get choppy again.
Our Mission Statement
Evolve Psychotherapy utilises innovative, evidence-based psychological therapies, delivered via modern technology, with minimal waiting times, to aid and maintain your recovery from common mental health issues as quickly as possible.
What can we help with?
We can help whether you are having difficulties with; feeling sad, stressed, worthless, under-pressure, unhappy, anxious, burnt out, low, irritable, tense, nervous or worried or whether your confidence or self-esteem is low. You might be dealing with chronic pain or illness, or a long-term health condition. You may have been diagnosed with, or be worried that you might have, agoraphobia, body dysmorphia disorder (BDD), depression, illness/health anxiety, insomnia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic disorder, phobia, post-natal illness/depression (PND), social anxiety/phobia, generalised anxiety, adjustment disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Whatever the reason, Evolve Psychotherapy can help you. Contact us now for a free 30-minute consultation to find out how.
About the Proprietor
BSc (Hons) Psychosocial Science
PG Cert – Low Intensity Psychological Therapy
PG Dip – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Accredited BABCP CBT psychotherapist
As the founder of Evolve Psychotherapy, I believe that psychological therapy can help individuals, to not just overcome difficulties, but to evolve and grow as a person. During my life I have witnessed this first-hand, many times. I have worked in the NHS for a number of years and prior to that I was employed by Mind.
I am a BABCP accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapist. This means I have undertaken specific post-graduation training and continue to adhere to strict standards of conduct, performance and ethics.
I am also a Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) teacher and practice meditation and mindfulness myself daily. Technology has made it easier for me to practice meditation. I use virtual reality to transport myself to a peaceful place in order to practice.
Virtual reality can also be helpful on days when I experience pain from a long-term condition. I use VR to distract me from the physical sensations. This led me to investigate how VR could be used in therapy and I discovered that there is already a lot of research to show that VR can be successfully used in the treatment of phobias. Therefore, I have linked up with a technology company in Silicon Valley to be one of the first psychotherapists in the UK to be offering Virtual Reality Therapy (VRT).
These are all evidence-based therapies that have been proven to help people to overcome emotional difficulties. I firmly believe that we all can grow and evolve emotionally, and that it’s at times when we feel like we are swimming against the tide, barely treading water or drowning, when we need to be empowered with the skills and tools to survive. I believe that the combination of CBT, Mindfulness and VRT can provide these tools for individuals. I utilise many of them myself daily and have taught them to many others.
When we feel stressed, low, anxious or burned-out we need help as soon as possible, as easily as possible. That’s why I endeavour to offer appointments with minimal waiting times, as easy as possible. Also we are all different, therefore we like to communicate in different ways, so I offer appointments in a variety of formats, including face-to-face, telephone, Skype and email, to accommodate these needs.
I appreciate just how difficult it can be taking that first step to getting help. I will try to make the journey as painless as possible. Either call me or complete the form below and we will get back to you to see what Evolve Psychotherapy can do for you.