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JOHN CHRISTOPHER

Psychotherapist Sheffield

Hi, I'm John, a psychotherapist based in Sheffield. I run my own private practice out of The Practice Rooms in Broomhill. I'm a registered member of the National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists.

In my therapy practice I concentrate on two primary areas: assisting individuals who struggle with insomnia and supporting those who are recovering from abusive relationships.

 

My approach is centred on understanding the unique experiences and challenges of each person. I strive to provide a supportive environment where clients can explore their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, working collaboratively to develop strategies that foster resilience and facilitate change.

 

In dealing with insomnia, I will help clients understand the underlying factors that disrupt their sleep patterns and implement practical, evidence-based strategies to improve sleep quality and overall well-being. This process is tailored to each individual, recognising the intricate link between mind and body, and focusing on establishing healthy, sustainable sleep habits.

 

For those navigating the aftermath of abusive relationships, I offer a compassionate and empowering space to process your experiences and to help you get back on track. My work emphasises building self-esteem, setting boundaries, and developing coping mechanisms that enable individuals to move forward with strength and confidence. In this scope of work, I mainly help clients who've had relationships with people that have narcissistic behaviours, or who have antagonistic personality styles - please take a look at my recently completed continued professional development courses below.

 

My practice is committed to offering a safe, respectful, and non-judgmental environment, where every individual’s journey is honored, and personal growth is nurtured. Together, we work towards achieving a deeper understanding of oneself and cultivating a life that reflects one’s values and goals.

The modality that I practice is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Although I have a primary focus on Insomnia and dealing with the aftermath of abusive relationships, I can also work with a range of issues, such as Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Attacks and Agoraphobia, Stress, Dysthymia, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia), as well as Specific Phobia's (such as fear of spiders, fear of heights etc.).

Often people won't have a specific diagnosed condition such as those mentioned above, but we all face various obstacles as we navigate through our lives. Some of us may have unresolved issues from our past, and feel the need to work through them, in order to be our best selves. Whatever obstacles you are facing, I'm able to provide a private, safe, and relaxed environment where we can discuss the problems at hand, and make a plan to overcome them.

Whilst working with you I will be calm, and relaxed, and will always be accepting of your individuality, and the particular ways in which you choose to live your life.

 

Recently Completed Continued Professional Development Courses

As a therapist, I'm responsible for engaging in Continued Professional Development (CPD). Listed below are the names of the courses that I've recently completed as part of my CPD.

  • The Art of Perfecting Muscle Relaxation: Alleviate Tension, Pain, Fatigue, Insomnia, and More

  • Sleep and Mental Health: Non­Medication Interventions to Restore Sleep Quality and Improve Clinical Outcomes

  • The Art of Perfecting Muscle Relaxation: Alleviate Tension, Pain, Fatigue, Insomnia, and More

  • Neuroscience for Clinicians: New Brain Science for Trauma, Anxiety, Depression and Substance Abuse

  • Treating Insomnia: Transdiagnostic Clinical Strategies to Optimize Sleep & Improve Outcomes in Clients with PTSD, Anxiety, Depression & Chronic Pain

  • Working with Erotically Expansive, Non-Monogamous Individuals and Couples: Expanding the Relationship Paradigm in Clinical Practice

  • Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health: Strategies to Enhance Mood and Well-Being

  • Working with Narcissistic Abuse: Addressing the Impact of High-Conflict Personality Styles

  • Trauma Bonds to a Violating Partner: How Neurobiology Can Work Against Victims of Narcissistic Abuse

  • Psychoeducation and Narcissistic Abuse: Different Types – Different Experiences

  • Taming the Amygdala in Anxiety Treatment: Brain-Based Strategies for Panic, Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety, GAD, OCD, & PTSD

  • Grief Counselling and Treatment Certification Training: Assessments and Interventions to Support Healthy Grieving and Adaptation to Death and Loss

  • Narcissistic Abuse for Therapists: Empower Clients to Break Free and Recover from Gaslighting, Emotional Manipulation and Coercion

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