Psychotherapy and Occupational Psychotherapy

I was feeling quite low recently, had a 1-2-1 with Andrew at 4N Durham and we arranged a time to look at ways forward for me. Andrew helped me to achieve more change in 90 mins than all of the 16 hours of coaching I had done with another consultant last year. He is compassionate, perceptive and kind.

Sue Finn

According to the Health & Safety Executive, up to 5 million people in the UK feel very or extremely stressed by work & approximately half a million people believe work related stress is making them ill. Stress & anxiety are often caused by home life as much as work, but it often manifests at work or results in absence.

Speaking about the rise in stress related illness, Mansel Aylward, Medical Director and Chief Scientist to the DWP, said that for around 70% of people attending GP surgeries, there is no pathological reason for the extent of their symptoms.

In its 2004 survey, the CIPD found that sickness absence cost businesses £ 588 per employee each year and that over half of employers surveyed believe that stress is on the increase.

Our point of view is that mind & body are interconnected and that addressing the underlying cause of the symptom is the key to resolving the presenting problem.

We offer a brief focused Psychotherapy taking 6-15 sessions depending on the type of issue. Many people have found it to be a simple and effective way to overcome problems, work related or more personal, and get on with their lives.

We can help with most issues, including:

  • Stress management
  • Emotional issues, e.g. anger
  • Anxiety & depression
  • Trauma
  • Lack of self esteem
  • Relationships
  • Eating disorders
  • Abuse related issues

"Stress is a poor term that misses the point. Instead of giving out a sicknote, GP's should say, "what are you going to do about it?"
Dr Michael O'Donnell, Consultant
Occupational Physician & Chief Medical Officer, Unumprovident