Therapy Now – Psychotherapy in Hampshire
A Safe, Secure place to start
I am Peter Gregory, psychotherapist based in Southern Hampshire.
Does life feel like its getting on top of you?
Could you benefit from talking through things? Exploring your thoughts and feelings? This can be helpful in gaining understanding of difficulties. The consideration and practice of new ways of thinking and behaving are also very important.
People come and see me because they recognise life is not as they would like it to be and want to try to do something about it.
In my practice I see people from all walks of life: they have one thing in common – all want to make their life better.
Common difficulties include anxiety in its various forms: work related stress, panic attacks, Generalised Anxiety Disorder and OCD (obsessional compulsive disorder).
Those feeling sad and experiencing depression, often suffer anxiety as well.
There is good news because there are therapy approaches that can help reduce the distress of depression and anxiety: CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) can be especially useful. Linked with mindfulness, this can be effective.
For depression, some clients respond particularly well to an existential psychology approach as the issues are to do with the fact of being human and our limited, transitory existence.
Couples seek help to resolve difficulties in their relationship. Improvements can mean changes that enable the couple to stay together or it may mean they part. Couple therapy does not seek to maintain difficult relationships – it can help people to part constructively.
The couple therapy I offer is intended to help untangle the emotional knots frequently experienced. The practice of good communication is often a key element in resolving relationship issues. Sometimes individual therapy is necessary before couple therapy. This is because if there are too many individual issues surfacing, it is not possible to work on the relationship element; it is the relationship that is being treated.
Trauma and post-trauma conditions such as PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) are, sadly, all too common, but approaches such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) and trauma focussed CBT are often effective in relieving distress. Preparation is necessary before going through these as they are potentially difficult, but ultimately freeing.
If you are experiencing any of the above, then get in touch. Perhaps I can be of help.
Making an Appointment
To make an appointment simply phone me, we’ll talk a little about your situation and then we’ll arrange a convenient time to meet. There is no charge for this call and it will give us both an idea of whether we can work together.
Appointments are available during weekdays and the evening.
You will need to decide whether you would like to come and see me at The Romney Centre in Southampton or the Wessex Nuffield Hospital in Chandlers Ford. More details available on the Fees page