Adverse Childhood Experiences
When children are exposed to positive environment their emotional intelligence increases. When children are exposed to a toxic environment they feel vulnerable their emotional intelligence is decreased.
(Source: Harvard University, Centre for the Developing Child; Petchel and Pizzagalli, 2011.)
Stress is not only emotionally uncomfortable but in children it causes psychosomatic trauma.
Psychosomatic trauma causes harm to the development of a child's
- nervous system
- hormonal system
- autoimmune system
All this causes poor self-healing, poor allostastis functioning which causes wear and tear on the wellbeing of the child exposing them to clinically diagnosed and undiagnosed conditions:
- higher risk to mental health and emotional dysregulation challenges
- suicidal thoughts
- obsession and compulsion disorders
- anger management
- sleeping disorders
- eating disorders
- complex post traumatic stress disorder
- higher risk to cancer
- higher risk to chronic long term immune system illness
- higher risk to drug and alcohol abuse
- higher risk to causing harm to society, to causing harm to others or themselves
- higher risk to diabetes
- higher risk to heart disease
- higher risk to poor long term decision making about doing right from wrong
- higher risk to developing poor educational outcomes
- higher risk to being excommunicated from school education system
- higher risk of not finishing school or starting college or university
- higher risk to poor family and lifestyle choices
- Higher risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease
- higher risk to getting pregnant or getting someone under 18 pregnant
- higher risk to poor career choices
- higher risk to being in long term unemployment
- higher risk to being homeless
- higher risk of committing imprisonable offences
All of the above without a clinical intervention will go onto affecting the child even into their adult life.Source: Public Health Wales and CPH, John Moore’s University 2016
What is therapy?
When someone feels overwhelmed and cannot cope because they are in distress and cannot cope with overwhelming emotions and thoughts. It totally begins to affect their life with their family and friends. Nothing they seem to say or do seems to be helping them get any better and they just seem to be getting worst. In the end people can end up isolating themselves from those that love and care about them. They end up having difficulties with their friends, family and school. They often feel that very few people understand them.
A therapist is someone who has studied really hard, is clinically trained to understand how someone is emotionall affected by everything that is going on around and inside of them. Not only do they have the understanding of what is going on with you, but they can help you to reduce the stress responses so that you can adapt your emotional intelligence to manage the stress that you are going through and will have to deal with in life.
Source: NHS England & Wales
What is integrative therapy?
Integrative counsellors know that there is not just one way to give someone treatment. That people are unique and that there is a combination of treatments that can be used to treat simple to complex personal emotional and psychological challenges.
Where can I be treated?
We are extending and improving our services. Many of our clients are referred to us and now can ask their referrer to provide a local therapy room. Making therapy more accessible no matter where you are we will provide a therapist.
How many sessions will I need?
In truth, as many as it takes.
- But we will start you off with 12 sessions.
- You or someone will fill in a referral form.
- You will then come for an assessment to get a hand on what you need and how we can help.
- You will then attend all 12 sessions as you or someone will be paying for all of them.
- You or someone can or will pay for all 12 sessions one at a time or if you pay in advance you will get a 10% discount.
How much will it cost?
The average hourly national rate for a therapist is
- Psychologist - £91 per hour
- Psychotherapist - £55 per hour
- Counsellor - £45 per hour
The cheapest you could get 12 sessions privately for is £500
Low Income Fee
- Unwaged/Unemployed/Low Income(with proof) - £120 for all 12 sessions
- You are saving and getting a £380 discount off the national price for counselling.
- Pay up front for all 12 sessions and get it for £100, instead of the national cost of £500, that is a saving of 80% off the national cost for counselling for an unemplyed/unwaged/low income person.
Employed is £25 per session
- Working - £300
- You are saving and getting a £200 discount off the national price for counselling.
- Pay up front for all 12 sessions and get counselling £250 instead of the national cost of counselling of £500, that is a saving of 50% off the national cost for counselling for a working person.
Cancellations, if you cancel your booked sessions the costs still have to be covered.
You pay for all of your booked sessions when you attend or miss them,