Society has developed at a rate of knots and it can be hard to keep-up. Despite having useful technologies that make life more comfortable, we’ve lost connection with our evolution that keeps us healthy and strong.
It’s not often easy to find nutritious, organically grown food, do regular exercise and or build strong, close relationships that cultivate a true sense of belonging. People are living longer, but our health and well-being has taken a beating as rates of anxiety, stress, depression, burnout and long-term health conditions (LTCs) are at an all-time high.
Western culture can treat these problems as if something has gone wrong with you. The truth is that if you’re suffering, its not your fault. You are doing the best you can with what nature and life has given you.
Our approach is different. Based on an ‘evolutionary worldview’ and a progressive psychology called Contextual Behavioural Science (CBS), we show you what works from a biological, psychological and social perspective.
To feel good and function well, you need to be part of supportive social groups. You need to know effective strategies for escaping the prisons of your own mind. You need to build habits of values-based activity so that you make choices that will work for you both today and tomorrow.
The Openforwards Method uses Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) and Eye-Movement De-sensitisation Re-Processing (EMDR) as its core components. Through our professional training, you’ll develop into a more powerful helping practitioner. Through our personal well-being services, you’ll learn how to make meaningful changes in a fast and effective manner.
What do you need help with?
New Ways to Relax from Anxiety
Tackle your fears, obsessions, panic, worry and agoraphobia.
How to Lift My Mood & Reduce My Depression
Understand your vulnerability to depression and learn how to give yourself more stability.
Increase My Confidence
Handle a fear of failure or rejection and build your strength to take risks.
Manage My Stress
Reduce your work-related stress and build your strength to cope with new challenges.
I’ve got Trust Issues
Change your future, despite your past and cope better with the Ups & Downs.
Save My Marriage
Reduce the arguments and build a closer connection with a Couples Counsellor.
Training & Supervision in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) & CBT
Expand your skills-set and choice of interventions so you can be a better therapist.
We bring specialist knowledge and skills to your well-being project, course or event
Reaching out for help is a sign of strength. It gives you the opportunity to learn and to build your confidence. The truth is that we all struggle from time to time. It’s a part of being alive. It is a sign that you want more from life.
Learn the relevant skills to help you get where you want to go
With our Psychology services, you can get to the root of the problem quickly and find new strategies that work. We’ll help you get fully equipped so you can move forwards. Using evidence-based psychological approaches, we’ll teach you simple, practical and effective techniques so you can find stability quickly and strengthen your resilience. We’ll help you make changes in the short-term and show you how to protect yourself for the future.
What people are saying about us
“Jim has helped me so much in the time i have been seeing him. He has helped me in lots of ways, setting me small tasks, listening to me and helping me stand back from certain situations…i can see things are not as bad as i perceive and I’ve learned to take a different perspective”
Louise · 39 years old
“I would recommend Jim to anyone who finds themselves in my position, anyone who is seeking to make changes, those motivated to turn their life around for the better.”
Gary · 31 years old
“I found the counselling sessions and your approach to CBT extremely beneficial. Counselling not only helped me overcome my OCD but has given me the tools to manage my condition and to prevent the obsessions and compulsions from returning”
Ben · 27 years old
“I came to Jim for help after struggling with panic attacks and agoraphobia for many years. The therapy has been challenging at times but, with patience and support, Jim has taught me to adopt a new approach to my anxiety, which is enabling me to live a fuller life”
Maria · 44 years old