Psychosexual Therapy is a type of therapy that is designed to help individuals and couples address medical, psychological, personal, and/or interpersonal factors impacting on sexual satisfaction through discuss.
In this therapy we explore sexual issues and the impact these may have on your life and relationships and HumanKind offer Psychosexual Psychotherapy for both individuals and couples. Clients will be supported in exploring their sexuality and helped to develop a more conscious sexual self-esteem and enjoyment of sexuality.
Clients may find that sexual satisfaction and relationships are impacted due previous sexual trauma. Some of our therapists have also completed specialised training (CPD) with The Centre for Psycho-Sexual Health and trained in EMDR to support our clients with processing these memories and events.
Relationship/Couples Therapy offers a space for clients to explore and understand relationship struggles such as:
Problems arising from a change in life circumstances (such as having children, employment changes or ageing).
The feeling that of ‘drifted apart’, or a change in communication in a relationship
Lack of intimacy, connection and/or sex
Frequent bickering, arguing, difficulty handling conflict
Difficulties around jealousy and trust; recovering from affairs; or help with exploring other romantic arrangements.
EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing is a therapy that helps people recover from problems triggered by traumatic events in their lives. It stops difficult memories causing significant distress and impacting daily life and relationships. After a careful assessment process, clients will learn to reprocess those memories through rapid eye movement in the presence of a therapist.
EMDR is best known for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) but it can also help with a range of mental health conditions in people of all ages. It is known to work well for people experiencing high levels of anxiety, phobias and depression.
EMDR is thought to be effective because recalling distressing events is often less emotionally upsetting when your attention is diverted. This allows you to be exposed to the memories or thoughts without having a strong psychological response. Over time, this technique is believed to lessen the impact that the memories or thoughts have.
After successful treatment with EMDR, affective distress is relieved, negative beliefs are reformulated, and physiological arousal associated with stress is reduced. During consultations our therapist will talk each client through the process and only after careful assessment and preparation that the rapid eye movements will start.
Art Psychotherapy is an analytical form of psychotherapy where images are used as a mode of expression and communication. Within this context, images are not used as diagnostic tool but as a medium to address emotional issues that are impacting your well being, sense of self and relationships. We often hold experiences in our minds through images and mental pictures, whether this is conscious or unconscious. Some of these can be pictures of events that have been disturbing, unsafe or challenging and in therapy sessions we will work with these images to gain further understanding and be able to support your needs.
Often words can fail us, emotions we have experienced can be too large or too dark to name in the room.
Some people can be put off by the concept of Art Psychotherapy with the preconception that you have to have skill or be ‘good’ at making art. Art Psychotherapy is as simple as having the option to use materials to explore certain topics, consciously or unconsciously. Artwork can be incredibly powerful, especially when it is used as a vessel for things that are sometimes too difficult to vocalise. Expression exists in various forms, and art can be one of those.
Counselling Psychology is a doctoral-level speciality of psychology that integrates therapeutic practice and scientific research to support individuals with mental health problems often related to life issues including bereavement, domestic violence, sexual abuse, traumas and relationship issues.
This practice is based on an understanding of mental health diagnosis, psychological theory and the medical context. It draws on psychodynamic approaches, Person-Centred therapy, CBT and third wave CBT approaches, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy.
Whatever the therapeutic approach used, a counselling psychologist pays special attention to, and works with, the individual’s unique subjective psychological experience and the therapeutic relationship to empower recovery and alleviate distress. Counselling psychology is suited to both individual clients, couples and family relationships.
Areas of speciality include, but are not limited to:
- anxiety and depression
- relationship problems
- Complex trauma & PTSD
- workplace stress
- sleep problems
- parenting difficulties
Existential psychotherapy is rooted in the here and now – how do you want to be in your life now and in the future? What is it like being you, in the world, right now? How else might you want to be as you grow in your life?
In existential therapy we work with clients to have a clearer sense of self – not as a solid thing, but as the always-developing, ever-changing self that we all are, moving towards centring ourselves in our own lives.
We place a great deal of emphasis on choice, including considering how best to live in situations where it seems there is no choice. This makes existential therapy especially relevant for major life transitions over which we have little control, such as bereavement, serious illness, and end of life, as well as experiences like becoming a parent, menopause, and ageing, all of which can involve our bodies – and therefore our lives – going through sometimes unsettling change.
Existential therapy acknowledges that life is always in flux, we are never static, and that it is possible to creatively live a full and engaged life alongside our challenges, rather than despite them.
Integrative therapy weaves together theories and techniques from a number of different therapeutic models. This approach recognises that life and people are complicated, and that for therapy to be effective, it is helpful to draw on a wide range of ideas and methods.
Although each Integrative therapist is likely to be different, they all share a commitment to being flexible and inclusive. They approach therapy with empathy and an open-minded curiosity.
Working with an Integrative therapist will involve exploring what is happening for you in the present, as well as how your past experiences of the world and other people might have impacted how you feel now. Or, it could just be about having some space to explore your thoughts and feelings and unearth some new options/possibilities for yourself.