and highly effective
Building self-awareness is a rewarding
process. With our expertise you can trust you're in safe hands.
Building self-awareness is a rewarding
process. With our expertise you can trust you're in safe hands.
The information and expertise we need to help us reach our potential and address mental health challenges exists. Individuals and organisations can find it right here.
We are masters in the work psyche: personal drives and blocks, team dynamics, communication styles, leadership styles and interpersonal transactions.
We help our clients handle the complexities of the modern world. Whatever the issue - anxiety, depression, addiction to name a few - we can help in achieving impactful, sustainable change.
Strong interpersonal relationships are key to wellbeing and success. Our expertise covers personal dynamics, relationship styles, attachment, intimacy and communication.
From unshockable understanding, to a little help with that big presentation… our hand-picked practitioners cover the whole spectrum of self-development.
Our vetted and accredited therapists have an average of 6 years’ experience. They offer the following mix of modalities, working with both conscious and unconscious function:
Highly trained Psychotherapists, Transactional Analysts or Psychotherapeutic Counsellors.
Member of the main UK
Hand-picked and vetted
Trained in video
Supervised by a
highly qualified professional
Our expertise is based on Transactional Analysis (“TA”) – one of the cornerstones of modern psychology.
It’s an internationally recognised method and body of expertise that is theoretically sound, rigorous and highly effective.
Founded in the 1950s and taking 3-7 years to master as a practitioner, TA has wide applications in therapeutic, organisational and personal development – from personality, relationships and behaviour to communications, teams and management.
At the core of TA are the following three beliefs…
People are OK:
We are all different but all have equal value and worth.
Everyone has the capacity to think:
We all have the power to think and make choices in our life.
People decide their own destiny. These decisions can be changed.
From this foundation, the theory of TA becomes increasingly in-depth, covering:
With greater self-knowledge we find more choice, more satisfaction, more spontaneity and more autonomy in our life and our work.
"Astonishing and revealing... powerful and eye-opening" - Goodreads on Eric Berne, founder of TA.
The Consumer Reports study (Seligman) found psychotherapy by Transactional Analysts is more effective than by psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, marriage counsellors, and physicians.
60 years of clinical results in the fields of medicine, communications, education, and business management as well as personal therapy.
All feelings and mental experiences are normal. Though sometimes we experience them intensely or they get out of balance. When our inner functioning is at its optimum and we effectively use all of our innate potential, in our work and the rest of our life, we are at our peak “mental wellness.”
Mental wellness shows itself when we demonstrate:
These are all inner abilities that can be developed. You can improve your mental wellness with a proactive approach – just like going to the gym.
Therapy works in three key ways:
The therapist is a neutral observer who helps us understand more about ourselves.
As we generate awareness of the different aspects of our self, how they conflict and how they interpret and respond to reality, the greater degree of control and choice we develop and the less anxious we feel.
Through therapy, we gain knowledge of our internal workings, opening up more awareness and more options.
Our experience shapes our brain – creating patterns of thoughts, emotions and behaviours that stick.
Our family experiences and childhood environment imprint strongly – we had to adapt to it because we were our most vulnerable and dependant.
The therapist provides a supportive, validating and often novel experience.
Relationships are imperative to our wellbeing – humans are social beings.
Our early relationships formed our blueprint for relating: we then repeat these patterns of relating in our adult lives.
The therapeutic relationship between you and your therapist offers a chance to explore, create and practice new ways of relating.
Our therapists are trained in a range of approaches. We focus on offering Transactional Analysis (“TA”) and psychotherapeutic counselling – because research shows it works.
TA is one of the cornerstones of modern psychology – an internationally recognised model and training that is theoretically sound, rigorous and highly effective.
You can read more about the different approaches here. The most common are “integrative” (i.e. a mix), psychodynamic, person-centred, psychoanalytic and cognitive behavioural. Many therapists integrate a range of approaches – and we’ve done the vetting so you don’t have to.
The most important thing is that you choose the person who you feel comfortable working with and who you feel will help you get to where you want to be. You are the best judge of who you want to work with.
The first step is to use our matching tool and then have a chat and whilst doing so simply ask yourself – ‘Can I talk to this person?’ Your first session is only £25 to allow you to “shop around” at a low cost.
Because TA is a theory of the entire self, we can help with a wide range of personal challenges:
Our therapists’ training is focussed on TA and psychotherapeutic methods and theory to offer you one of the most effective processes currently available.
TA offers a systemic approach to growth and change at professional and personal levels, in teams and groups, and for the whole organisation.
You’ll gain clarity and insight, understanding the links between human needs and behaviours and the ways that your organisation is effective or ineffective in solving its problems and serving your customers.
Our practice and application of Transactional Analysis to your business helps enable:
TA helps us analyse and change…
Through our coaching, therapy, leadership development and customised workshops, we can help your organisation grow by focussing on the growth of the people working within it.
Decades of research has shown that it does.
Importantly, whilst medication can be necessary and offers relief, psychotherapy has been shown to create sustainable change and improvement.
28% of the British population talk to a therapist at some point. Therapy is not new. “Talking cures” have been around for a century (or millennia, depending how you look at it). Since 1900 modern techniques have been empirically developed and therapy continues to be increasingly popular and effective.
Therapy online is virtually the same as therapy in person in the same room as your therapist. The methodologies used are the same.
There are some key differences, however, in delivery method:
Some say therapy online is less personal. Some say that the relationship between you and your therapist is less intimate. We say that is up to you. It is up to you how you use your session time, what you explore and if and when you want to find an in-person therapist instead. There is no right way, and there is a time and place for each medium. We are here to give you options.
This is totally up to you and what you want and expect to achieve. Some people are looking to do some short term work, some are committed to a longer process.
We would say that longer-term work tends to give more sustainable results and addresses our more enduring deeply ingrained patterns. We recommend having a series of at least 6 sessions with the same practitioner as a minimum.
Ultimately, it’s up to you.
We’ll match you with 3 people that our matching technology suggests are suitable for you. You can change practitioner any time if you feel the sessions aren’t working for you for whatever reason. You can also change your answers to the questions to get new suggested practitioners.
We would recommend talking to your practitioner about any concerns before you stop your sessions. Sometimes our reasons for wanting to stop or find someone else are all part of the learning experience and can tell us something about what is really going on for us.
As we always say… talking helps; do talk it through with your therapist.
The simple answer is the level and depth of the practitioner’s training. Here are some of the key differences between the two:
|Counselling and Psychotherapy||Coaching|
|Training covers human development and personality, why people think and feel as they do and how to change this. Practitioners have a wide and in-depth understanding of a wide variety of manifestations.||Trained in techniques to help clients focus on where they are and move forward in life to where they want to be.|
|Sustainable change: helps you understand how you think and feel, identify unhelpful repeating feelings and behaviours, and looks at the underlying causes to address the root of the issue.||Helps you look at where you want to get to in future and supports you as you get there.|
|Extensive personal therapy required to “work on your own stuff” – this ensures the therapist is finely tuned to their own biases, thought processes and emotional reactions in sessions.||No personal therapy required|
|Helps you work through and with your past experiences to understand and change your present and future.||Helps you see clearly where you are today and identify options to move towards your stated goal|
|Helps you recognise and solve things for yourself for sustainable long-term change||Helps you set your goals|
|Takes longer: 3 – 12 months is recommended||Generally a more short-term approach|
|Extensive regulation with accreditation involving: study of human development, thinking and emotions; regular observed skills practise; a minimum of 100+ client practice hours (depending on level of accreditation), followed by close ongoing supervision by another therapist.||Unregulated.|
Training varies: Coaches must do some hours of coaching before being eligible to register with the different coaching associations.
No requirement for supervision.
Our online Therapy Room will work with most modern browsers. We recommend Google Chrome! The technology we use is a standard part of most browsers, and the easiest way to check is to use this testing tool:
Allow access to microphone & camera, then simply press the green ‘Start’ button to start the test.
The tool will check whether your browser is capable of using our Therapy Room. Most are.
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