Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed or finding it difficult to cope with life’s challenges?

Your recovery begins here

Human life is stressful.

We all have times when we feel anxious, overwhelmed or down. Most of the time these feelings are transitory but sometimes they can persist into more serious problems, effecting all aspects of our lives and making it difficult to function to our full potential. These are the times when talking to a professional may help.

Meet Dr. Esther Riggs

As an experienced Chartered Counselling Psychologist and an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, I can offer a warm, welcoming and safe space where we can explore what is causing you distress. I will support you to find greater clarity, connect with your existing strengths and add new skills to your ‘kitbag’ so that you can move forward in a way that is right for you.

Supporting you during COVID

My premises are COVID secure for face-to-face sessions; I also offer sessions online (Zoom, MS Teams) and by phone.

Esther is a caring, thoughtful, highly intelligent therapist who intuitively adapted to my changing needs.

Clare, Leamington Spa
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Mental Health

What sort of psychological problems can I help with?

I can help with a broad range of mental health problems including depression, anxiety and complex trauma (including childhood sexual abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder). Clients also come to see me for help with managing painful emotions, coping with loss and adverse life events, work-related stress, identity issues, building self-esteem and improving relationships.

Therapies

What therapeutic approaches do I offer?

I follow a ‘recovery model’ which does not focus solely on symptoms but emphasises strengths, resilience and developing ‘psychological flexibility’. I use a range of evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

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Wellspring Psychology
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For healthcare professionals

I offer clinical supervision to other psychological therapists and have extensive experience as a supervisor and trainer. Let’s work together…

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Reach out

I understand how difficult it can be to reach out. I can offer a brief, free ‘no strings’ consultation to help you work out a way forward that is right for you.

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