Psychological therapies offered:

Single session therapy

or initial assessment

Brief time limited therapy

coaching techniques

Exploratory Counselling

Psychodynamic therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Mindfulness

via referral

Why is gaining an understanding of our difficulties important?

Choosing the correct treatment

Just as it would be important for your GP to try and understand the nature and causes of your stomach pain to be able to provide the right treatment, the more we understand the nature of our psychological difficulties, how our mind works and how these have been shaped by our environment, the more likely we are to find effective ways of addressing them.

In psychological therapy, this process is often called a formulation following an initial assessment period.

Clinical supervision

Fairwinds is able to provide clinical supervision to therapists from a range of modalities spanning from brief therapies, structured CBT and longer-term psychodynamic approaches, supporting therapists to maintain high standards across their clinical work, supporting supervisee’s in developing the competencies needed for their chosen modality, whilst modelling high levels of good practice adhering to an ethical framework.

“Supervision is working in depth on the relationship and goals between practitioner and client in order to work towards desired outcomes and positive effects “

Meet the team
  • Ceri Summers (IAPT/ NCS )
  • Sarah Counter (IAPT/ BABCP)
MORE ABOUT THE FAIRWINDS TEAM

Professional support and consultancy

Fairwinds is able to provide expert tailored mental health support and consultation to individuals, teams and third sector organisations and providers including charities, voluntary and community groups.

Training

Fairwinds can provide tailored mental health training and CPD on the following topics:

  • Risk assessment, planning and management
  • Time limited counselling
  • Understanding IAPT
  • Psychological First Aid
  • Identification of depression and anxiety disorders
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Safeguarding your clients
  • Introduction to Cognitive behaviour therapy
  • PTSD VS a normal reaction to an adverse life event
  • Behavioural Activation

Inspirations to aspirations

Memory


A trigger is the connection between the conscious mind and a buried painful memory.

Decisions


Decisions are made both on the conscious and unconscious level. When the two decisions don’t agree with each other, we experience anxiety.

Identity


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.

Be mindful


Mindfullness can: help reduce stress, anxiety and conflict, increase resilience and emotional intelligence and improve communication

Emotion


Experience your emotion as a wave coming and going. Don’t try to get rid of emotion, don’t push it away. Try not to block emotion. Try not to suppress emotion. Don’t try to keep emotion around. Don’t hold onto it. Don’t amplify it.

Testimonials for Fairwinds

mental-health-help cornwallCeri’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.

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Fees and cancellations

Fees

  • Fees on application
  • Via bank transfer prior to each session
  • Payment arrangements to be discussed prior to initial meeting

Cancellations

  • If contacted within the week, we will work to rearrange appointment as soon as possible.
  • If less than 24 hours notice, then a 50% fee will still apply for the missed session.

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