- Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
- What I help people with:
(in order of expertise)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Chronic Pain
- Abuse & Neglect
- Low Self-Esteem
- Therapy types I offer: (in order of most commonly practised)
- Qualifications verified by PlusGuidance:
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Therapeutic Counselling
- Recommend me:
- My availability
Paul Dent MSc MBACP
How I can help you
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has been shown to be particularly adaptable to online counselling for those clients who cannot make it to the clinic or time is a particular issue. Working together we would examine current unhelpful thought patterns, exploring how they can affect your emotions and actions in the here and now. Events can be interpreted in many different ways leading to a variety of emotional and behavioural responses. Negative thoughts and beliefs play a significant role in the development and maintenance of conditions such as depression, anxiety or low self-esteem. CBT helps you challenge how you think, focusing on ways to improve your psychological wellbeing, which in turn makes you feel better. Being able to examine these beliefs can assist you in reducing distress and enhance your ability to cope with everyday life situations. CBT can also be used for a range of other conditions including family and relationship problems, addiction and eating disorders
My particular area of focus is Chronic Pain, Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, particularly in relation to injury, accidents, medical situations and abuse. If you are suffering from flashbacks, nightmares or panic attacks please feel free to contact me for a discussion about your particular situation.
What to expect
Typically sessions lasts between 6 weeks and 3 months with built in review session to assess progress. As part of this process, you may be asked to keep a weekly diary or written record of your thoughts, emotions and actions. For CBT to be most effective, it is important to regularly practice and refine the strategies and techniques you acquire. The benefit of this is that the skills remain with you once therapy has ended and can be useful in the future. It may be useful to take the opportunity of a free 30 minute online assessment to discuss your particular issues and what may be the best possible approach - just contact me to arrange.
I retrained as a Psychodynamic therapist and, combining with my passion of sport, formed Think Strong (www.thinkstrong.solutions) to offer a unique blend of counselling and performance coaching. Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), I focus on delivering positive solutions that meet your needs to enable you to move forward in life, delivered either face-to-face or through online sessions. I am a Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (www.bacp.co.uk) and sit on the Executive Board of the Rock Clinic (www.rockclinic.org.uk).