An update message regarding COVID-19 – July 24th
As many businesses have begun to open, I would like to update you with my plans.
Following advice from governing bodies, supervision, insurance and other therapists who work from home, I have made the difficult decision to remain closed for face to face sessions with clients for the time being.
As many of you know, I was seriously ill in the Autumn with pneumonia and multiple blood clots in my lung, and so have been shielding as much as possible during lockdown. I know that this will be very disappointing for several of you who have been waiting patiently for face to face sessions to resume, but I’m sure you will understand my reasons for delaying re-opening.
I’ve been looking at various ways of making my therapy room super-safe for when it is safe to reopen, including a screen, hand sanitiser, etc.. I’m not particularly keen on wearing a mask as I feel that it is a ‘barrier’ between me and a client, and, as we know, 93% of communication is non-verbal.
So, for the time being, I will continue to work via video and phone, but would like to assure you that, as soon as I can safely protect myself and my clients, I will do so.
Thank you for visiting my website…
…..I’m Linda and I have always wanted to help people feel good about themselves. I have over thirty years experience as a qualified nurse, and this has given me many of the skills I use as a therapist.
I have personally experienced the techniques that I use and I know that they work. I specialise in anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and low self esteem but I can also support you as you overcome a lack of confidence, panic, phobias, obsession, weight issues, anger or addiction, as many of these issues are closely related and often began in childhood. In fact, if something is causing you distress, I am sure that we can work together to make changes so that you can live a happy and fulfilled life.
The therapeutic techniques that I use help to change unhelpful and destructive thought patterns into positive ones, bringing you peace of mind, and empowering you to become the person that you believe you are. Although we may not be able to change what happens around us, we can certainly change the way that we respond to it.
Do you suffer from…..
A certain amount of stress and anxiety is natural, as it keeps us safe and is a response to the normal pressures of daily life, but when it goes into overdrive it can be a frightening and extremely distressing place to be.
Grieving is normal after we have suffered a loss and is a way of healing, but don’t let it destroy your health or happiness; life may have changed forever, but you don’t have to live the rest of your life in pain.
Addiction begins as an activity that we enjoy, but becomes a problem when the search for ‘pleasure’ to block out physical or mental pain develops into an obsession that negatively impacts on our lives.
Low Self Esteem
Self-esteem is the opinion we have of ourselves, and when it is poor, we see ourselves and our lives in a negative way. It often begins in childhood when life events make us feel worthless or undeserving.
A phobia is an extreme, often irrational fear of a situation or an object, that causes severe symptoms of anxiety or panic; the ‘fight or flight’ response is trying to keep you safe, but has gone into overdrive.
How Linda Oram Therapies can help you.
Click on the video to the right to hear me explaining the therapies I use to help change destructive thought patterns into positive ones.