We know that our clients thrive when together we can be open and curious about what is causing distress and difficulty. We aim to build an alliance with you to help you achieve greater potential within the reality of your everyday life.
We have come together to create Severn Talking Therapy because we share values, ethics and approaches. Most importantly, we are all passionate about developing alliances with clients which are creative, safe and supportive. We want to foster our client’s capacity to take hold more fully of their own lives and to connect with their own stability and well-being. Depending on where you are in life, we can offer you support with individual counselling or recovering your mental health.
Counselling with Karl Gregory and Sheila McCarthy-Dodd
We provide a safe space in which we will meet you to reflect on any aspect of your experience which you are distressed by, stuck in, or want to change. You may be seeking to feel more fulfilled or you may need to work your way through a crisis.
To get the best out of counselling, you will need to be willing to meet regularly, be as open and honest as you can and work on issues between sessions.
Counselling is not about rights or wrongs but more about what is useful for you. Together we can discover what matters and what’s possible in your present circumstances.
Recovering mental health with Annie Higgs
With a ‘can-do’ rather than a ‘can’t-do’ attitude, I hold hope for change and offer some sort of structure on what seems to be, or often is, chaos. My overall aim is to offer you the opportunity to improve your sense of well-being. Encouraging you to take a compassionate approach towards yourself, and by helping you to develop techniques such as mindfulness; living in the moment rather than worrying about future events, you can develop your ability to bounce back.
With 35 years experience as a general and psychiatric nurse, I can work alongside health services and medication use. We can explore evidence based interventions effective in coping with signs of stress, anxiety, fluctuating mood, psychosis (such as voice hearing) or memory problems.
You may want to explore use of medication – it’s effects & side effects e.g. weight gain.
You may need support as a carer and family living with someone who experiences mental health difficulties or any other long term health issue. This may involve meeting individually or as a group, with Karl and Annie.
If you would like to meet to discuss further please contact us using the details provided.