Giving you the Power to Heal and Change
You may have come to this web-page already knowing what brings you here and what you are looking for. You may have a particular issue in your life that you want to focus on, explore and resolve.
Perhaps you have become aware of a pattern in your life - in your relationships, work, social, family life - that you'd like to address.
Maybe you do not yet know what is "wrong" but you have a sense that something doesn't feel "right"; you know something needs to change but you're not sure what it is. Maybe you can't yet find the right words to express your thoughts and feelings.
Or perhaps you work for an institution or are a parent, carer or guardian and are looking to employ a counsellor/psychotherapist for group and/or individual psychotherapy.
If any of the above rings true for you, then perhaps I can be of help.
Online Video Therapy
If you cannot travel, you are still able to access effective therapy via online video calls.
I have extensive experience of offering this service and would be happy to help. For more information on this service please get in touch either via the contact form or by email / phone.
What is Integrative Therapy?
Integrative Therapy is a form of counselling or psychotherapy.
As an Integrative Therapist I draw upon various evidence based therapuetic techniques that are proven to help people recover from traumatic experiences, challenging relationships and mental health conditions.
I am a qualified psychotherapist (dramatherapist) and have experience and training in Internal Family Systems therapy, psycho-drama and trauma informed approaches; all taught by international experts and pioneers in their field. When working together I will draw upon my experience and varied approaches to best suit your unique needs. We will also have access to action methods that can deepen and enhance the therapy.
Action methods can include: focusing on bodily sensations, movements and breath; the use of metaphor and the imagination; working with objects or images to externalize your internal world in order to obtain new perspectives and insights. Integrative Therapy also uses Role work: there are clear and simple role techniques which can aid greater self-understanding and harmony. Role work can also promote better understanding of your social, family or intimate relationships too. When it's hard to find the right words or when words alone are not enough, action methods can be very helpful.
About Louise Platt
BA MA PGDip HPCP BADth
As an Integrative Therapist, I will be very present with you, actively listening and responding to what you bring to therapy. I will share my thoughts and feelings with you whenever appropriate, rather than sitting in silence. I will be curious about how past relationships and experience may have impact your life now. I believe in the healing power of the relationship between therapist and client whilst working with deep compassion, curiosity and acceptance.
At times I may offer you action methods that are designed to support and enhance your therapeutic experience. These techniques are always introduced when and if needed and at a pace that feels right for you.
I have been working as a therapist since 2006 and have worked with a wide variety of people in various settings: older adults, adult mental health, adolescent mental health, children and infants in schools. I have worked in hospital settings, care-homes, schools, colleges and in private practice.
My goal is to help you to understand yourself more deeply with a deep sense of care and compassion and I pride myself on being an authentic, dedicated and professional therapist.
I have full professional liability insurance with Holistic Insurance.
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