Anna Palin-Swift MSc BSc PGDip DSA MBACP Relationship Therapist
I am an experienced integrative Psychotherapist working in private practice, online and within Relate centres. I have extensive experience helping couples and individuals through Relationship therapy. I am also qualified and specialise in working with sex and porn addiction, both with individual clients or working with addicts and their partners, individually and in couple recovery.
My approach is an integration of predominantly Psychodynamic and Systemic theories, I also however have training in other areas to give me as many tools as possible to help you. I offer a safe, calm and confidential environment in which we can explore your reasons for seeking therapy and navigate beginning to make positive change and reaching your goals. I am here to support you, to hear your story and use my expertise to help you find the best solution for you, as an individual or as a couple.
I have supported 100’s of individuals and couples to work through difficult and often heartbreaking times, I hope I can also help you.
Integrative counselling posits that there are many ways to explore and understand psychology and behaviour, there is no one approach that can have all of the answers.
Stephanie Palin MA BSc MBACP DipPST EMDR Sex and Relationship Therapist
I have helped many couples and individuals in over 30 years of working as a Psychotherapist with Relate, NHS and in private practice. I work in a specialised field and this has enabled me to have in depth knowledge and experience in the area of families, relationships and sexual relationships. Sex therapy and Sex and Porn Addiction are areas where I have specialist expertise. I work with both addicts and their partners, individually and in couple recovery.
Being in a relationship is one of the most fulfilling and healthy parts of life, but when a relationship experiences difficulties, life can feel very stressful, provoke anxiety and depression. The fact that you are reading this probably means that you care about your relationship and want to address and work through the problems that you are having –which is great. Or it may be that a relationship has ended and you are wanting to understand why, to rebuild your confidence and self esteem so that you can go forward.
My approach is an integrative therapy.
What is Intergative Therapy?
Integrative counselling, as the name suggests, is a combined approach to psychotherapy that brings together different elements of specific therapies. Integrative therapists take the view that there is no single approach that can treat each client in all situations. Rather, each person needs to be considered as a whole and counselling techniques must be tailored to their individual needs and personal circumstances.
Integrative counselling maintains the idea that there are many ways in which human psychology can be explored and understood - no one theory alone holds the answer. All theories are considered to have value, even if their foundational principles contradict each other - hence the need to integrate them.
The integrative approach also refers to the infusion of a person's personality and needs - integrating the affective, behavioural, cognitive, and physiological systems within one person, as well as addressing social and spiritual aspects. Essentially, integrative counsellors are not only concerned with what works, but why it works - tailoring therapy to their clients and not the client to the therapy.