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Until you make unconscious, conscious it
will direct your life and you will call it fate.

Carl Jung

About me

I provide an affordable therapy service, based in Carmarthen, available in English and in Welsh.

I work with adults on a short or long term basis. It is my aim to provide you with a meaningful and effective opportunity to explore your personal & relational issues, where I will aim to facilitate, support and guide you without judgement or prejudice, in a safe and confidential environment in order to help you explore a range of personal and life issues. Ideally, we would meet face-to-face for sessions but, due to COVID-19, I now offer sessions via videocall, on request.

Call or text on 07572 67 50 90 or email on damian@damiangeorge.co.uk or fill in the contact page at the bottom of this page.

I ddarllen y wefan hon yn Gymraeg, cliciwch yma.


 

The issues that lead people to seek therapy may be general or specific and could include:

•  Experiencing stress or anxiety related to work or home life;
•  Struggling with issues relating to relationships;
•  Having difficulty adjusting to traumatic life events;
•  Feelings of overwhelm, fatigue, disproportionate anger, apathy and hopelessness;

•  Finding ways to better understand yourself;
•  Looking for more fulfilment in life;
•  A general sense of something "not being right" or feeling stuck or lost.

Psychotherapy sessions are a safe place to talk about things you might not be comfortable discussing with anyone else, and can therefore be a supportive, rewarding & life changing process. Some people explore self-development issues, whilst others choose to explore historical issues that impede daily functioning. Others feel the benefit of simply having the opportunity to talk and to be properly heard. The aim is to help you find better ways to cope, or to bring about changes in the way you think and behave, to improve your mental and emotional awareness & well-being, as well as your general quality of life.

I have experience with working with a range of issues, including post-traumatic stress, anger issues, depression, anxiety, drug & alcohol addiction, identity & gender identity, sexual issues, obsessive compulsive thinking / patterns, traumatic and challenging life events, relationship issues and bereavement & loss.

It is my sincere aim to treat, with respect, the diversity of human experience, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexuality, sexual orientation, disability, religion, culture or political beliefs, social and economic background, or immigration status.

My approach is primarily but not exclusively Gestalt, which focuses mainly on self-awareness and the 'here & now' - that which is happening from one moment to the next, and guided by the relational theory principle that every individual is a whole - a mind, a body and a soul. The aim is to become more aware of who we are in the world, by seeing ourselves in relation to others. This increased self-knowledge can enable us to understand our processes and so to make positive changes in our lives. Gestalt therapy involves a one-to-one relationship and not a collection of techniques and methods which are practiced on a person or which have to be learnt and taken home by you, the client, to implement.

Psychotherapy research show that it is the quality of relationship that heals. We are social animals born into relationship, yet they can often be so challenging. A psychotherapeutic relationship can illuminate the unhelpful patterns that complicate your relationships with others and provide an opportunity to try out new ways of relating. The therapeutic relationship, between you and I, is the most important feature of the therapy I provide.

I fully believe in what I do and I really am here to help.

I have completed four consecutive years of training on a Postgraduate Diploma (Masters Level) in Gestalt Psychotherapy and am currently working towards full UKCP accreditation. I am registered with UKCP as a trainee member, receive regular clinical supervision and I abide by the Code of Ethics in Professional Practice of the Welsh Psychotherapy Partnership, which is consistent with the standards set by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I have a background in television & theatre production, writing and lecturing.

Fees are £30 per 50 minute session - longer sessions can be agreed on request. Please get in touch to discuss what is bringing you in search of therapy and we can arrange an initial session at a time that suits you. If, after our meeting, you don't think that I'm the right therapist for you, I will offer to refer you to an alternative therapist and am happy to assist you through this process, as far as possible.

Call or text on 07572 67 50 90 or email on damian@damiangeorge.co.uk

We would normally commit to meet on a weekly basis for 8 sessions and then make a plan, based on what we have explored together and then review progress on a rolling basis.

You are welcome to read my therapy agreement in advance - please click here for the PDF.

For further thoughts and insights into who I am and how I work, please feel free to follow my Blog "Mechanisms of Change | Gestalt Psychotherapy in Wales" here.

Mae'r wefan yma ar gael yn yr iaith Gymraeg

cliciwch yma

appointments

To make an appointment call / text 07572 67 50 90 or email on damian@damiangeorge.co.uk


 

Days & times of appointments can be discussed and arranged to suit your needs. To discuss your first appointment, call me for a conversation, send me a text message or an e-mail, contact me via WhatsApp, fill in the contact form here or get in touch via social media if that's your preference - and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

I may not always be able to respond immediately but all messages will be answered, as soon as is possible - usually within a few hours and almost certainly on the same day. Generally, I am available between 10am - 5pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Please note: I am not a 24hr crisis or emergency service. If you need to speak to someone urgently, or outside of my hours, please contact your GP directly, NHS Direct on 0845 46 47 or the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90.

I am based in Spilman Street, Carmarthen which is conveniently located in the town centre, yet provides a discreet and easily accessible location for therapy. There is ample parking nearby in St Peter's car park, where parking costs just 70p for one hour and the T1 bus service stops within a very short walking distance.

Nearby King Street has some unique & lovely coffee shops and places to eat, so if you want or need some quiet time to yourself, before or after your session, you'll find plenty of choice within less than a minutes' walk. The very beautiful St Peter's Church is also nearby and is often open, should you wish for some quiet but more private reflection time.

Unfortunately, there is no disabled access to my therapy room as it's on the 1st floor - but please don't let that stop you from getting in touch - there are alternative possibilities we can discuss, including conducting sessions via telephone or video call, should you wish to do so.

faq

What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is a talking therapy which helps you to understand and change any conditions that are causing distress or difficulty in your life. It can be beneficial for people with a recognised mental health condition as well as anyone interested in gaining greater self-awareness in order to fulfill their potential. Psychotherapy involves exploring feelings, beliefs, thoughts and relevant events, sometimes from childhood and personal history, in a structured way with someone who is trained to help you do it safely and effectively.

 

What are the possible benefits of Psychotherapy?

You’ll learn more about yourself: Therapists listen to your story, bring patterns of thought & response into awareness and help you to make connections. They might offer guidance or recommendations if you feel lost, but they don’t tell you what to do. Therapy can empower you to take action on your own.

Therapy can help you achieve your goals: If you aren’t sure of what your goals are, therapy can help you clarify them and set realistic steps to meet them.

Therapy can help you have more fulfilling relationships: Whether you’re single or in a relationship, therapy can help you address difficulties with relating to others, such as insecurity in relationships or difficulty trusting your partners.

You’re more likely to have better health: Research supports a link between mind and body wellness. Untreated mental health issues can impact physical wellness. On the other hand, people in good emotional health may be more able to deal with physical health issues that arise.

Therapy can lead to improvement in all areas of life: If you feel like something is holding you back from living life as you envisage it, therapy can help you address this. When you aren’t sure what’s keeping you from making changes, therapy can help you discover the answers.

 

How do I know if this therapy is right for me?
Research shows that successful therapy is highly dependent on the quality of the relationship between therapist and client. If at the end of our first session you feel we will not be able to work well together, there is no obligation to continue.

 

How long do therapy sessions last?
Each therapy session lasts approximately 50 minutes and all our work and arrangements are included in this time. I can offer longer sessions on request. We would normally commit initially to meet on a weekly basis for 8 sessions and then make a plan, based on what we have explored together and then review progress on a rolling basis. Regular attendance, especially at the commencement of therapy, is very important to progress.

 

Are sessions confidential?
The content of our sessions is confidential to you and me. The only time when this would not apply is in exceptional circumstances where there is a legal reason to break confidentiality if there is a risk to yourself or to others. Even in this situation, I would try to involve you in any decision to break confidentiality. We will fully discuss this during our first session together.


How much do sessions cost?
£30 per 50 minute session. I have some concessionary places at further reduced rates for students in full-time education or those in positions of financial hardship. We can discuss this at the initial meeting. At present, these places are taken and a waiting list is in operation.

How is your work supervised?
I receive regular clinical supervision from a senior clinical supervisor, who is responsible for reviewing my professional practice.

Do you comply with any recognised standards?
I abide by the Code of Ethics in Professional Practice of the Welsh Psychotherapy Partnership, which is consistent with the standards set by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

 

Privacy Policy & Data Protection
As a psychotherapist, confidentiality concerning your personal data and sensitive information is of the utmost importance to me. I am legally bound not only by the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), but also by the requirements of my professional indemnity insurance, the standards of the UK Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Welsh Psychotherapy Institute codes of ethics and professional practice. The information you provide on the contact form of this website is stored securely in order that I can contact you via the method (telephone numbers and/or email address) you have provided regarding appointments or to answer any query you have submitted. I do not share this information with any third party, in any way, at any time. This website does not use cookies to collect any personal information about you.

 

What if I have more questions?
If you have questions which have not been covered here, please feel free to contact me by phone, text, email or social media - or get in touch by filling in the form below.

Call or text 07572 67 50 90 or email on damian@damiangeorge.co.uk

Get in touch - change your story.

 


 

get in touch

Please fill in the contact form to send me a message. Thank you.

Damian George Psychotherapy


07572 67 50 90
damian@damiangeorge.co.uk