Services are offered in person in clinic, or online via Zoom. If there is a preference for online therapy, it is required that you have a private and confidential space where you can speak freely.
What is offered and how it works:
1) Initial Phone Consultation
A free one-off brief phone consultation is offered to get a sense of the current difficulties, the hopes for therapy and whether the fit between therapist and client is right.
2) Psychology Assessment & Plan
Following the phone consultation, then an initial assessment will be offered. An assessment involves exploring difficulties in further detail, gathering a personal and family history, exploring whether therapy will be helpful and to find out your hopes and goals. This will help to inform the plan for the course of therapy.
3) Psychological Therapy
If further therapy sessions would be beneficial, it will be agreed together what therapy will look like in terms of frequency and format.
Psychological therapy involves seeing clients individually, and if working with children or adolescents may involve family members if appropriate.
Therapy sessions usually last for 50 minutes.
What we work with and how...
Issues commonly addressed
Glow Psychology works with a range of mental health difficulties which are viewed as arising within the context of a person’s lived experience as opposed to stand alone diagnoses.
Anxiety/Worry Anger difficulties Bereavement, grief and loss Childhood/developmental trauma Confidence/Self-esteem Depression and low mood Family conflicts/difficulties including cross cultural issues Identity issues and self-exploration Major life changes and role transitions
Obsessions and Compulsions Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma Parenting Perfectionism Relationship anxiety/ROCD
Stress Work related stress/burnout
Rather than use a ‘one size fits all’ approach, Gursharan uses an integrative approach and tailors therapy so that it is suited to the client’s needs and the concerns raised. Therapy approaches are based in evidence and research and the models most commonly used include: