Change From the Inside Out

The Process

Whether you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, or any other type of painful experience, here at The Process we can help you find relief and get to a place where you can enjoy your life. We do that by working on the deep underlying causes of your difficulties, which means you will achieve sustainable long-lasting change. Take the first step now by booking your first session and we’ll take it from there.

How

We Work

— A Research-Based Approach —

Overcoming difficulties such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, etc., is not an easy task. Very rarely do simple strategies solve our problems. Instead, we often find ourselves stuck in those same-old distressing feelings or patterns of behaviour, unable to fully realise change and happiness. The problem is that many of our difficulties rest upon deeper emotional issues that we are barely aware of, such as how we feel about ourselves deep inside, and how we treat ourselves.

Therapy with us then involves working with the difficulties you’re experiencing, but also getting to and reworking the deeper emotional issues. To do this, we use research-based therapeutic interventions to help guide you into the difficulties you face, putting words to how you really feel inside, and drawing out those deeper feelings that are locked up inside. There is a wealth of research supporting such methods, demonstrating that it is through this process that relief from distressing symptoms is realised as the underlying emotional problems are reworked. This is change from the inside out.

Common

Difficulties

— How We Might Work Together —

Every person’s difficulties are unique and will require tailed approach. However, research shows that there are commonalities regarding the underlying emotional issues at the centre of common difficulties, and we will use when appropriate research-based interventions.

Depression

At the centre of depression is often a deep sense that one is worthless or unlovable and very painful self-critical messages.

We would help you access and process these painful core feelings, and help you treat yourself with more understanding and compassion.

Anxiety

At the centre of worry and anxiety is a very basic insecurity and sense of aloneness and abandonment in a dangerous world.

We would help you face and work through your deeper fears and frightening memories, and teach you how to calm your worrying thoughts.

Relationship Issues

At the centre of relationship issues is often a fear of rejection and an avoidance tendency, or an anger at being wronged or betrayed and an aggressive tendency.

We would help you understand your interpersonal issues, process the underlying emotions and change your behaviours.

Loss

At the centre of painful loss and bereavement is often a complicated mixture of sadness and unexpressed anger and resentment.

We would help you unpack and voice all your confusing emotions, including the sadness and anger so that you can begin to accept your loss.

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Therapy

Steps

— What to Expect from Therapy —

Therapy is tailored to every person, according to the difficulties you may present with, and what your goals and preferences are. That being said, there is a basic structure to therapy with us, which can be thought of as four steps:

Step 1:
Consultation

Therapy begins with a consultation, which you can book online using our online booking form.

In the consultation, you’ll be able to meet with the therapist and begin talking about the difficulties you’re facing and what you’d like to achieve in therapy.

  • Meet the therapist.
  • Begin sharing your difficulties.
  • Find out how therapy will progress considering what you want to work on.
  • Test the therapy to see if the therapist and the therapy approach feels right for you.
Step 2:
Exploring

Once you’ve completed the consultation and decided to work with us you’ll begin meeting with the therapy on a regular basis.

The therapist will help you explore your difficulties, and will work to draw out any underlying emotional issues that you have. Together you will begin building a clear plan and focus for the therapy based on what is most important to you.

  • Understand your difficulties at a deeper level.
  • Build a plan for therapy and overcoming your difficulties.
  • Develop a sense of hope that you can change your difficulties.
Step 3:
Processing

Once a clear picture of what is going on inside you is formed, work shifts to processing the underlying emotions and processes.

The therapist will help guide through exploring and expressing your deeper emotional pains, and guide you through responding to yourself in a more compassionate and useful way.

  • Learn how to connect to and express your emotions in ways that are beneficial to yourself and your relationships.
  • Gain a sense of emotional freedom.
  • Gain a sense of control over your issues and emotions.
Step 4:
Consolidation

Once you begin to experience a change within how you feel about yourself, the focus will shift to ensuring that this change translates into real-world difference.

The therapist will help you integrate the changes you’ve achieved in therapy in real-life situations, processing any obstacles that you have along the way, and consolidate a new way of being with yourself and others.

  • Have many experiences of being different in the world and with other people.
  • Develop the confidence you need to face and overcome the challenges that life throws at you.

About

Me

— Biography —

My name is Gareth King and I have been working as a psychotherapist for many years. My interest is in working with emotional issues and the coping strategies that we employ to live with these emotional issues. I have a broad range of experience, and a strong grounding in all major therapy modalities having a first-class Masters degree in Clinical Integrative Psychotherapy and a first-class Honours degree in Counselling and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy. That being said, presently, I work in an emotion-focused, person-centered-experiential way, which places how we feel at the centre of who we are and what we do. I am also a registered member of the British Association of Counselors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) and adhere to their ethical guidelines.

Blog

Articles

— Test Out Our Service —

In the blog you’ll find a range of articles that detail our philosophy and way of working.

We reach out to therapists because we want to change the way we feel. Most therapists and coaches, however, will very quickly turn the focus onto your thoughts. Their justification, of course, is that if you change (or control) your thoughts, then you will change the way you feel. But changing your thoughts doesn’t really make all that much different in the long run.
A large part of being alive is feeling emotions. Emotions are exceptionally powerful things that make our lives worth living, but can also cause us exceptional pain. In today's society, emotions have be given a bad rep. They are often seen as inconvenient and unhelpful, and the advice we are given is that we need to learn how to control and master them, or to distract ourselves from them, or meditate them away. But emotions are exceptionally important things, which if we can learn how to understand them, then they can guide us.
We all know what anxiety, stress, and depression are like, and how hard they are to overcome. The answer, we are told, is to change our thinking, tell ourselves we're worthy, or take up yoga or meditation. But do these approaches actually create a genuine and lasting change? For some they do, but for others, they are left falling in and out of those distressing states, never gaining the sense of peace that they need so much.

Contact

Us

— Need to Speak to Us ? —

If you have any questions about the services offered, are experiencing any difficulties with our booking page, or would like to talk to us before booking, then please don’t hesitate to use this contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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7 HAWTHORN LANE, WILMSLOW,
CHESHIRE, SK9 1AA

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