or initial assessment
The more we understand and become aware of the nature of our psychological difficulties and how these may have been shaped by our experiences, the more likely we are to find effective ways of addressing them.
In psychological therapy, this process is often called a formulation following on from an initial assessment period, this is a collaborative process where by you help your therapist to understand your current problems in the same way it would be important for your GP to try and understand the nature and causes of your stomach pain to be able to provide you the correct treatment.
Fairwinds is able to provide clinical supervision to therapists from a range of modalities including brief therapies, structured CBT and longer-term psychodynamic approaches. Our aim is to support therapists to maintain high standards across their clinical work, develop the competencies needed for their chosen modality, whilst modelling high levels of good practice adhering to an ethical framework.
‘Supervision is a critical element of clinical training and clinical practice, since it links academic input to the realities of clinical work, and is the means by which theory becomes linked to practice’
A trigger is the connection between the conscious mind and a buried painful memory.
Decisions are made both on the conscious and unconscious level. When the two decisions don’t agree with each other, we experience anxiety.
Don’t give into stigma. A diagnosis does not determine who you are or what you can do. Don’t let your struggle become your identity.
Mindfulness can: help reduce stress, anxiety and conflict, increase resilience and emotional intelligence and improve communication.
Try to experience your emotions as a wave coming and going, notice them, witness them and name them, don’t try to suppress them or push them away.
Ceri’s an amazing lady. A fire sunk my boat. Afterwards I knew I had to talk about it and what was going on in my head, but in this industry you cant show weakness or you’re thought of as weak. I’ve recommended it to other people; once came out nearly in tears, someone asked me what was wrong so I told them. You have to talk about things, not bottle it up. If not I’d have had a drink, probably become self-destructive.
Thank you. About three years ago l was going through a very tough period in my life, I was suffering from anxiety, PTSD and depression, Ceri was a massive help to my recovery gave me the words I needed to hear and gave me courage to keep going, I am now in a much better place, we need more people like Ceri in this world.
Ceri has been very clear, helpful, friendly and empathic in her approach to explaining the difficulties of my own mindset. She has been setting, and supporting me, in achieving my goals through teaching techniques that have set me on my right chosen path. Thank you, Ceri…
Ceri has provided such positive help, I can’t begin to thank her enough. Having the patience to listen, whilst asking questions that made me think long and hard and were at times difficult to answer, these skills in my opinion have helped my mental wellbeing no end.