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Psychotherapy for Executives & Professionals

If you are a leader or executive and your performance has taken a dip you may need some help. Psychotherapy specialising in helping leaders and executives may be the answer.

Happiness, peace of mind, joy in life is what most people want. Problems of all sorts can emerge and derail your ability to enjoy life, and have a profoundly negative effect on your performance and career. With the right psychotherapy help most people can find the joy they desire; most executives and professionals can return to their previously high levels of performance.

If your career and professional performance are important to you, the sooner you seek psychotherapy help the faster you will return to high levels of achievement.

Dr Nigel MacLennan provides Psychotherapy for Leaders and Executives,  globally via Zoom, WhatsApp or Skype.

Our approach is holistic

What Kind of Psychotherapy Delivers the Best Results?

Each leader, manager and professional is different. You are unique, and the psychotherapy methods employed to help you should be based on you, and your goals.

Rapid Access to Therapy

NHS access to Psychotherapy can take from three to around 18 months (depending on area). When you eventually get an appointment, you will find that very few NHS care staff have the understanding of your executive and professional responsibilities. If you want rapid access to psychotherapy for executives and professionals, private therapy can deliver.

What Kinds of Issues Bring Executives and Professionals to Psychotherapy?

The list is long, but can be summarised briefly:

the desire to feel better, to achieve.

Many problems can impair the achievement levels of executives and professionals, and cause prolonged, unpleasant feelings:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Phobias
  • Relationship challenges
  • Stress
  • Compulsions
  • Unwanted thoughts, feelings and behaviours
  • Addictions
  • Bereavement
  • Coping with unwelcome changes
  • Eating disorders
  • Illness diagnosis
  • Trauma
  • Post traumatic stress
  • Anger
  • Fertility problems
  • Self-esteem/confidence
  • Personality disorders
  • Burn out
  • Sexual problems
  • LGBTQA Issues (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Transvestite, Questioning, Asexual)
  • Panic disorder
  • Health management problems
  • Non-specific disenchantment

How Common are the Problems that Bring Executives and Professionals to Psychotherapy?

MIND, the mental health organisation,  www.mind.org.uk  have published the following figures, on how many people are affected in any one year.

  • 2.6%        Depression
  • 4.7%        Anxiety
  • 9.7%        Mixed Anxiety and Depression
  • 2.6%        Phobias
  • 1.3%        OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • 1.2%        Panic Disorder
  • 3.0%        PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • 1.6%        Eating Disorders

Over a lifetime 3% of people engage in self-harm and 17% have suicidal thoughts. However, more recent data (NHS Confederation Mental Health Network – http://www.nhsconfed.org/networks/mental-health-network) suggest that up to 8.3% of young people engage in deliberate self-harm.

With the more serious disorders, which often require medication as part of a psychotherapy programme, it is more difficult to obtain reliable figures, but realistic estimates are available:

  • Personality disorders: 3 to 5%
  • Bipolar disorder: 1 to 3%
  • Schizophrenia: 1 to 3%

For most executives and professionals,  the challenges they have are not as severe, as the above, and medication is not needed to address their problems, and can be resolved by the appropriate professional psychotherapy.

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