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Therapy offered

My stance is to integrate principles from different therapeutic models recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidelines. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), third-wave-informed approaches [including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical and Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Compassion-focused therapy (CFT), Schema Therapy, Mindfulness-based CBT], Interpersonal Therapy, Psychodynamic and Systemic models. I am an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trained Therapist and I offer parenting work (I am an accredited Tripe-P Parenting Provider). My work is collaborative and transparent, and my therapeutic style is warm and welcoming.

During the psychological assessment, likely to require more than one appointment, I will ask you some questions to explore the difficulties that brought you to want to access therapy. At the end of this, if a therapy is recommended and agreed upon, it will typically involve weekly sessions of 50 minutes. I will discuss the therapeutic model(s) informing the therapy with you, and this will also depend on your preference, presenting difficulties, and therapy goals. The number of sessions will be considered/agreed upon, and it can be reviewed.
All this is known as the therapeutic contract process. You can read more here.

I use clinical formulations (hypotheses on the presenting difficulties) to help you think about various aspects of your life: for example, early experiences, recent events, factors that keep the problems going, and strengths.

I work with a wide range of difficulties: stress, anxiety (including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), trauma and historical experience of abuse, mood issues (including Bipolar Affective Disorder) and depression, low self-esteem and low self-confidence, bereavement and grief, emotional dysregulation and personality problems, antenatal and postnatal struggles, identity issues, adjustment and life transitions (including difficulties adjusting/transitioning to parenthood), communication difficulties in relationships, chronic illness, disrupted sleep / insomnia, parenting struggles, family issues, couple conflict, neurodiversity / neurodivergence (including ADHD and Autism), chronic anger, unusual experiences. 

If you find it difficult to know what the ‘problem’ is, whether your concerns are valid; or if you feel a general level of (chronic) dissatisfaction/unhappiness that might not fit a specific diagnostic category, I can offer an extended assessment to identify the most appropriate way of exploring your struggles.  

Parenting work

For my parenting work helping families with teenagers, I use the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, an evidence-based parenting intervention.

For more specific parenting work, I use principles from the Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) approach.

All my work is supervised.

Dr Aurora Falcone
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