Skype Counseling Therapy Sessions for Anxiety & Depression


Welcome! My name is Peter Strong. I am a professional psychotherapist based
in Colorado and I offer online Skype counseling therapy for anxiety and depression and other
emotional problems that benefit from Mindfulness Therapy. I specialize in Mindfulness Therapy. This is a system of psychotherapy that I developed
many years ago now and find to be very effective for working with anxiety and depression. So online therapy is an excellent option and
especially if you use Skype because then you can see each other and being able to see each
other makes communication better and allows you to learn the nuances and details that
you might miss if you tried to do online therapy via e-mail or some form of online chat format. You really need to see each other, and that’s
what Skype makes possible. It is a wonderful service that allows you
to connect with another person anywhere in the world. I work with many clients abroad in the UK
and Europe and as far away as Korea and Japan, even Australia. All you need is a good Internet connection
and then you can have a Skype therapy session at a time that works for you. So Skype counseling describes the process
of really learning different ways of working with your emotions, of seeing things differently,
or getting advice and help in putting things in perspective. It’s basically the same as traditional talk
therapy. It has usefulness. Always to be able to talk to someone else
who has experience working with anxiety and depression. It’s useful, but what I really recommend is
some form of psychotherapy. So Skype therapy really is designed to help
you heal those underlying emotions that are causing your anxiety or depression. It teaches you practical methods of healing
so that your recovery process is faster than it would be just talking about your emotional
problems. So really, the combination of Skype counseling
and Skype therapy is really optimal. So Mindfulness Therapy is what really excites
me and I find to be really effective and most people really enjoy. It’s a way of fundamentally changing the way
that you relate to your anxiety and depression. Most people have a very poor relationship
with their emotions. They really dislike their emotions. And they try to escape emotional pain in particular. But if you make a problem out of your anxiety
and depression that will simply feed off the anxiety or depression. What really we need to do here is change our
relationship from an adversarial relationship to one that is based on friendliness and compassion. These are hallmarks of mindfulness, of course. You need to really treat your emotions like
children, see them as objects in the mind that are in pain and that are trying to heal
and are trying to get your attention to help them heal. That’s a much more constructive way to work
with your emotions than seeing them as being problems that need to be fixed or controlled
or medicated. Medication is not a very effective way of
working with anxiety or depression because it simply does not heal the underlying psychological
cause. It simply covers up the symptoms and provides
a temporary relief. Well, that’s not sufficient. So in Mindfulness Therapy, we really go to
the heart of the problem. We learn how to change our relationship totally
to our mind and to our thoughts and beliefs and memories. So we do this by the methods of mindfulness
meditation as I teach it. We learn to meditate on our emotions and on
our memories and thoughts. We’re not trying to exclude them. We’re trying to actually learn more about
how they work to see the internal patterns of habitual reactive thinking and rumination
that feeds your anxiety or depression. We also need to develop this internal bond
that I call the “True Self – Little Self Alliance”. So your True Self is really that higher part
of your conscious mind that is able to be the observer, that is able to see your emotions
without becoming identified with them and without becoming consumed by them. It Is able to see them in the same way that
a parent can see a child is maybe in pain and that needs help. It’s the same kind of relationship we need
to establish internally. This alliance between your True Self and your
Little Self, the emotions, is what really leads to profound healing internally and is
much, much more effective in the long run than any amount of medication or strategies
to try and cope with anxiety and depression or distract yourself from your emotional pain. So we build this relationship by meditating
on our emotions. Most people think that meditation means trying
to get out of the mind to create a more pleasant place, a retreat from the thoughts and the
emotional suffering and the chaos of the mind. But that’s not true. Meditation is not an escape from suffering. It’s supposed to be a way of turning your
attention towards that suffering in order to facilitate healing. The purpose of meditation should be to heal
the mind, not to try and escape it. Really, that’s the whole function of emotional
suffering, too. Suffering is actually the mind’s way of showing
you where you need to direct your attention. It’s like physical pain. It has a function, it is very functional. Suffering is not a problem. It is the mind’s way of intelligently directing
you to those areas of the mind and your habits that need more conscious awareness, that need
to change. So we learn to listen to our suffering and
respond to it by bringing in lots of conscious awareness to those thoughts and beliefs and
traumatic memories and emotions that need our help. So that is the process of meditation. The mechanism of how we do this, I will teach
you in great detail, of course, during our sessions together. But basically the most important thing to
do is to start changing your relationship from one of aversion and avoidance to one
based on friendliness and compassion. You need to develop a compassionate relationship
internally with your emotional pain. That is what allows healing. That is the first step that promotes healing. It is the necessary condition for healing,
and that is primary focus in Mindfulness Therapy. There are lots and lots of other components
to Mindfulness Therapy and mindfulness meditation on emotions to promote healing and I will
teach you all about this during our sessions together if you are really interested in overcoming
the root causes of your anxiety and depression. So if you would like to learn more, please
contact me and let’s schedule a Skype therapy session. Most people really enjoy online therapy. It’s much more comfortable for you and Mindfulness
Therapy works extremely well online. And most people see tremendous benefits within
the first few sessions. The reason why Mindfulness Therapy works so
well is because it focuses very directly on your emotions and the thought patterns that
feed those emotions and it allows you to re-establish balance and re-establish this internal compassionate
relationship that promotes healing. So if you’d like to learn more, please contact
me and let’s schedule some Skype therapy sessions so you can see for yourself. All my sessions are basically satisfaction-based. That means that if you do not find the sessions
useful, there is no fee, no charge. You only pay if you find that each session
is achieving a useful result for you and that you are seeing benefits. I feel that’s very important and I would strongly
recommend that you never work with any therapist unless it’s based on a results or satisfaction
basis. You should see results within a few sessions
and that’s really the main focus here. My job is to help you heal and not just to
establish an endless relationship that doesn’t really change anything, which I see too much
in the field of psychotherapy and counseling. At any rate, if you would like to schedule
a session with me, then please go to my website and contact me through the contact page and
then we can set up a session at a time that works for you. Thank you.

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