With 1 in 4 people in the UK experiencing a mental health problem each year, here at one2one we are committed to treating the whole person, not just your body. We believe that a healthy mind means a healthy body and good mental health is essential for recovery, performance and overall wellbeing.
We are proud to have a team of highly skilled professionals in our Bridgend therapy centre to help you achieve optimum mental, emotional & physical wellbeing, therefore, we are pleased to offer a range of wellbeing therapies through one2one Mind.
There are different types of psychotherapy but they are all 'talking treatments' in which you talk with another person. During a session you will talk about the feelings you have about yourself and other people (especially your family and those you are close to) in a relaxed, confidential environment. Our qualified psychotherapists Dr Andrea Davies & Oxana Jones have countless years experience working with individuals, couples and groups. Appointments take place in a quiet, private room at or Bridgend Therapy Centre and usually last 50-60 mins.
Psychotherapy has been shown to be effective for people experiencing family and relationship difficulties, mental health difficulties, anxiety and depression, separation and divorce, eating disorders, violence, self-harm, drug and alcohol misuse and the effects of trauma.
Unfortunately we cannot take direct bookings at the clinic for our Psychotherapists.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It's most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems. CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle. CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts. You're shown how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel.
Unlike some other talking treatments, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past. It looks for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis.
Counselling is a talking therapy that involves a trained therapist listening to you and helping you find ways to deal with emotional issues.
Sometimes the term "counselling" is used to refer to talking therapies in general, but counselling is also a type of therapy in its own right.
Counselling can help you cope with:
- a mental health condition, such as depression, anxiety or an eating disorder
- an upsetting physical health condition, such as infertility
- a difficult life event, such as a bereavement, a relationship breakdown or work-related stress
- difficult emotions – for example, low self-esteem or anger
- other issues, such as sexual identity
At your appointment, you'll be encouraged to talk about your feelings and emotions with a trained therapist, who'll listen and support you without judging or criticising. The therapist can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes, and find your own solutions to problems. But they won't usually give advice or tell you what to do. You may be offered a single session of counselling, a short course of sessions over a few weeks or months, or a longer course that lasts for several months or years. It can take a number of sessions before you start to see progress, but you should gradually start to feel better with the help and support of your therapist.
It can be easy to rush through life without stopping to notice much. Paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you – can improve your mental wellbeing. Some people call this awareness "mindfulness".
Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. By being fully present in this way – not forcing things or hiding from them, but actually being with them, we create space to respond in new ways to situations and make wise choices. We may not always have full control over our lives, but with mindfulness we can work with our minds and bodies, learning how to live with more appreciation and less anxiety.
Making mindfulness a frequent aspect of daily life requires training and a lot of practice. If you’re motivated, a fresh perspective can begin to emerge and extend to the whole of your life – when we start practising mindfulness, we’re embarking on a journey that helps us live life more fully, to really be alive.
Here at one2one, our mindfulness teacher Suzanne runs meditation classes at our Bridgend Therapy Centre on Wednesday evenings and regularly hosts wellbeing workshops and childrens mindfulness sessions.
For more information or to book a mindfulness class, please contact Suzanne Williams directly.
Unfortunately we cannot take direct bookings at the clinic for mindfulness.
Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The main components of yoga are postures (a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) and breathing.
The practice originated in India about 5,000 years ago and has been adapted in other countries in a variety of ways.
Studies suggest yoga is a safe and effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength, flexibility and balance. There is some evidence that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains – including lower back pain and arthritis, depression and stress.
There are various kinds of Yoga, at one2one our yoga teachers practise Hatha, Yin & Vinyasa Flow Yoga. Our classes are small which means every student has the attention they deserve...perfect for all ages and abilities especially beginners!
Pilates aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing. It is particularly beneficial for back pain sufferers and posture related conditions. Pilates exercises are done on a mat or using special equipment, depending on your needs.
Pilates was developed by German-born Joseph Pilates, who believed mental and physical health were closely connected. His method was influenced by western forms of exercise, including gymnastics, boxing and Greco-Roman wrestling. Pilates immigrated to the US in the 1920s and opened a studio in New York, where he taught his method, which he called "contrology" – for several decades.
Pilates has something to offer people of all ages and levels of ability and fitness, from beginners to elite athletes. The apparatus can be used to provide support for beginners and people with certain medical conditions, as well as resistance for people looking to challenge their body.
Practitioners say regular pilates can improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension. For elite athletes, including dancers, pilates can complement training by developing whole-body strength and flexibility, and help reduce the risk of injury.
Our fantastic teacher Tina Lloyd will work with you to achieve your goals, with the added benefit of having our physiotherapists input. Tina offers 1:1 pilates sessions, gentle classes for the less mobile, foundation classes for beginners and regular pilates classes.
For more information or to book a class/session please contact Tina Lloyd directly.
Unfortunately we cannot take direct bookings at the clinic for pilates.