Tricia Curtis Human Givens Psychotherapist, PSA Accredited
I work from the Human Givens approach which is fast, brief and effective in helping people return to a healthy sense of wellness. It is a talking therapy, that uses a combination of up-to-date, effective techniques, that include relaxation and visualisation to move you from the here and now to where you want to be and there is no need to delve into your past, or discuss traumatic events that you don’t want to talk about. (www.hgi.org.uk)
I will work with you, to help you feel better quickly. Working from the Human Givens approach research has shown that more than 3 in 4 clients were either symptom free or significantly recovered in an average of only 3-4 sessions. Even longstanding issues can be improved relatively quickly. I will listen, guide and give you skills, enabling you to feel a positive difference from your very first session! Life is complicated and clients come to see me when they want effective results with anxiety, depression, trauma, panic attacks and many other issues
All you need to do is email me or phone me for a 15 minute free telephone consultation. We can discuss what you would like to get out of counselling and if you are happy, we can set up a date for your first session. At the end of this session we will together decide on the interval that suits you for your next session.
I run a private practice from my home in Winnersh near Wokingham, with excellent transport links and dedicated parking.
I also offer FREE counselling for Veterans of the Armed Forces in association with the Charity PTSD Resolution.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a nursing background and have many years experience both as a practitioner and as a manager in the NHS. I am an experienced therapist working with both Adults and Young People; and work with all forms of emotional distress. I have a special interest in working with trauma (PTSD) and am a registered military trauma therapist for PTSD Resolution (www.ptsdresolution.org)
As a registered member of the Human Givens Institute, I work in accordance with their code of ethics for good practice and take outcome measures to provide evidence and demonstrate results to my satisfied clients.
I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office re.data protection and hold an enhanced DBS certificate.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
Adult: £70 per 1-hour session. First session is about 90 minutes and costs £85
Young people: £60 per 1-hour session
Human Givens Counselling/Therapy (www.hgi.org.uk)
The Human Givens approach collectively draws on the findings from psychology, neurobiology, and original new insights. It has evolved to be fast, brief and effective in helping people return to a healthy and sustainable psychological state and sense of wellness.
I will focus on ensuring that your full range of emotional needs are being met in a healthy way, often confirming that you are more equipped than you think you are. We may also uncover any misguided beliefs or values you may have which are actually limiting you about the range of choices you may have.
What Clients have said about me:
When I made the first contact with Tricia I was open minded but also nervous because the previous help I sought didn't feel like it was getting me anywhere or making me feel better. Tricia was so welcoming and put me completely at ease from the very first session.
The sessions were very relaxed and I felt I could be completely myself and could say what I wanted. They were targeted to my needs and each session I noticed a change for the better since the last.
I needed someone to guide me and help me work things through myself and give me strategies to cope when things got too much. When she said it would only take a few sessions to start seeing a difference, she was totally right. I saw a counsellor for a few months and didn't feel I was getting anywhere but the human givens approach and Tricia's assistance really helped me. I would highly recommend Tricia and her approach to therapy. I believe the results were worth every penny and it was a lot quicker process than I anticipated
Amanda, Solicitor, Wokingham.
The Human Givens approach that Tricia practices has given me so much help. It has made me realise that I can do something about the anxieties I have suffered from since the death of my Father in 2009. I have seen Tricia only five times and already I am gaining back control over my own feelings. The Human Givens approach has shown me a positive path to the future. Unlike my experience of other types of therapy, there has not been the need to delve into painful events from the past to help me to move forward. I see each visit to Tricia as an opportunity to learn coping strategies, which are equipping me to be happier in my everyday life.
The help I received from Tricia was invaluable. Tricia quickly empathised with me and she was able to give me strategies so that I could learn to cope on my own. I am actually amazed myself how my life has really turned around and it is all thanks to Tricia. I was not only impressed by her professionalism, expertise and skill, but also by her kindness and genuine desire to help me, nothing seemed too much trouble for her and her kindness extended beyond our sessions. I strongly recommend her services.
Claire, Teacher, Maidenhead
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work during the day and have some evening availability
Types of client