Shelly Flanagan - Dip Psych, Lic BSH, ISHom
Believing in a holistic approach to therapy, healing and health led her to explore cellular healing and meditation in great depth, she has incorporated these into her therapeutic approach and holds regular workshops and classes in both these areas. Shelly is a gifted facilitator who works effectively with groups and individuals, she has a great ability to support and encourage her clients combining her down to earth nature, her intelligence, depth and sensitivity into a friendly, open and approachable therapist.
I am a fully trained and qualified psychotherapist and my approach is 'Integrative', which means I draw on a wide range of approaches including; person centred, gestalt, somatic awareness, psychodynamic and object relations.
The relationship with the client is always at the heart of my practice so that the therapy time becomes a safe and trusting space in which the client can open up about their insecurities, hopes and dreams and find a place where they can really be themselves. In order to make therapy more accessible some reduced priced places are available for those on low incomes.
Relationship & Couples Counselling
Relationship Therapy provides couples with an opportunity to address and work through relationship difficulties, and to understand the patterns of conflict and alienation in the relationship and how and why they are created. It is an opportunity to explore, with the help of the therapist, the deeper and often unknown, more vulnerable emotions underneath the reactions to each other taking place at a surface level. With this deeper understanding of yourself and your partner, and with the knowledge of how the negative relationship cycles are created, a real healing can begin in the relationship and alienation and conflict are replaced with security, love, intimacy and connection. I work with couples using the Emotionally Focused Therapy model of relationship therapy, developed by Dr Sue Johnson. EFT is a short-term (8-20 sessions) structured psychotherapy approach to working with individuals, couples and families.