at The Women's Therapy Practice

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You may want to work with us if...

  • You find yourself appeasing, pleasing, or protecting others at your own expense.
  • You wonder why you sometimes act in ways which don't feel aligned with what you think and believe.
  • You feel that you are short changing yourself, but don't know how to stop this.
  • Your personal desires and wishes sometimes feel off limits and out of bounds.
  • In spite of success you may struggle to feel joy, pleasure and pride.
  • You are 'on track' or doing well in some parts of your life but feel like you are walking through mud in others.
  • It may feel as though whatever you do, it is never enough....
  • Your sense of worth feels conditional on your achievements, what you give others, what you look like.

You have had enough of
   being stuck in 
    these loops...

Our Therapy Services


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We use Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) together with our bespoke Women's Experiences Questionnaire © to look at how social and familial factors have impacted on your sense of yourself. With huge compassion, we help you to understand, how your life has come to feel limited and a source of distress and frustration. 


We then work together using a trauma-informed, structured and intensive process to change this, and support you towards growth and flourishing.


We may also when relevant for you use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy which is an  active therapy that involves practical steps and actions that will help to move you towards the life you want to live. It is a values-based approach, which means that time is spent exploring what is important to  you, and how you want to live your life in the face of difficult times.  

Next Steps...

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If you are curious about WTP and would like to think with us about whether this would suit you, please complete the contact form and email it back to us.  


We will then get back to you within 7 days to let you know if we are able to offer a consultation slot and when this would be available. There may be occasions when we feel  that other options would suit you better and we will offer some signposting for you.


We will then offer up to four sessions of consultation to think with you about your struggles and your wishes, and to ensure that you are happy about taking your next steps with us. 


With over 25 years experience in Adult Mental Health we are able to offer alternatives and clear suggestions  if we feel you would be better suited to a different approach. We will be upfront and clear about this.

We are currently offering sessions online.

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