Create-Connections is a partnership between Selina Patankar and Michael Owens. We support our clients with a range of services focused on personal growth and professional development.
We offer open ended psychotherapy and short term counselling to individuals, and couples, helping them to create connections between current patterns of behaviour and personal history. Through exploration, our clients develop the ability to understand themselves, accept their circumstances and make positive changes to their lives.
We offer clinical supervision to trainee and professional counsellors via regular face to face, telephone and Skype sessions. Our service supports supervisees as they conceptualise their cases, resolve ethical dilemmas, manage risk and develop self-supervision skills. This service is available to individuals and groups.
We offer training for continuing professional development. Our training courses motivate professionals to refine their therapeutic practice and generate pragmatic strategies for the counselling process. Our training is delivered through in-house/on-site sessions and advertised programmes open to all.
Please contact us to discuss the following services in greater detail.
Most relationships suffer stresses and strains from time to time. It can be a struggle for each partner to make sense of the conflicts from ‘inside’ the relationship as there may be many factors involved in the difficulties. This service provides an opportunity for couples to explore their relationship and find ways to resolve conflicts and reconcile their differences.
Many of our clients experience difficulties in overcoming cultural conflicts. These include language barriers, loss of identity and differences in beliefs, traditions and values. Our service helps clients develop awareness of cultural influences and confidence in the expression of their heritage.
Short Term Counselling
This style of counselling can be very useful for clients who have a specific and well-defined problem. Examples include: bereavement, work-related issues and some traumatic events. Short term work focuses on clients making small, significant changes that reduce the impact of the problem.