What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is very simply a ‘talking therapy’ which can help with issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, addictions, grief, overwhelming stress and trauma.  It’s a way of helping people using psychological, evidence-based techniques to create happier, better-adjusted people.

What do Psychotherapists do?

Although clients need to be supported and listened to and given time to tell their stories, that is not all they need; whilst psychotherapists do listen, they also challenge negative beliefs, teach coping strategies, and focus on thoughts and feelings.

How long will I need Psychotherapy?

Some clients need a short course of therapy, whilst others may see me for weeks or even months. I talk my Psychotherapy clients in the comfort of my garden treatment room, from a central Norwich location. Please see contact me for more details.

How does Psychotherapy work?

Research shows that one of the most important aspects of psychotherapy is the relationship clients form with their therapist, as a trusting, supportive and respectful relationship will enhance the success of our sessions together.  An effective therapist will encourage clients to meet their own emotional needs outside the therapy room, rather than becoming dependent on the therapist, and we now know that rumination is toxic for issues like depression, so endlessly encouraging clients to reflect on past experiences may actually make them worse.I prefer a ‘solution-focused’ approach as I believe we need to learn from and accept the past but focus on the present and the future.

Often, I am privileged and humbled to be the first person a client has been able to tell their deepest secrets to, and I understand how stressful therapy can be for some clients initially, especially if they’ve not experienced any other therapy beforehand.  My aim is to make them feel at ease with me and gently encourage them to tell me their ‘story’, but only when they feel ready.  I will not make them share anything that they don’t want to, and I like to think that my ‘superpower’ is making sessions feel like we are just having a chat, and there is often laughter in my therapy room!

Why I can help you?

I am Linda Oram and I am a registered psychotherapist and am a member of the National Council of Psychotherapists. I’m an ‘Integrative’ therapist, in that I use aspects of many therapies, depending on the needs of the client, identifying and using techniques that work. I worked previously as a nurse and I believe this has given me many transferable skills that have helped me in my chosen profession of Psychotherapy. Read more about me by clicking here.

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