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Coping with Life!

Mental Heath Counselling to Improve Your Coping with Life Skills

Coping with life in these current times can seem like an uphill battle for many people. The economic environment, work pressures, demands of the family, pressure for the kids to perform well at school and a seemingly ever-increasing number of people suffering from ‘mental health problems’ all seem to indicate that life is just getting harder and harder!

Coping with life became even more challenging in 2020 with the emergence of the Coronavirus Pandemic which not only resulted in a large number of global deaths, but also had a significant impact on the quality of life due to government imposed restriction on daily life.

But all is not lost, what if we told you that you could learn how to ‘experience’ all of these challenges in a radically different way so that your life feels fantastic? Would that be something worth knowing?

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It may come as some surprise to know that life is not HAPPENING to you, but that you are actually INTERPRETING life in a certain way, and if you’re not coping with life well at the moment, then chances are that you are interpreting it in a way that’s not very ‘helpful’ to you!

Most people tend to believe that the ‘way the world is’ is exactly the same for everybody, but this is simply not true. The way we think and experience life is uniquely our own experience and no two people have the same experience. In this respect, everybody’s ‘world’ is totally unique.

Coping with Life – Key Ideas

If you want to be better at coping with life then there are a number of key points worth understanding:

  • The way you experience the ‘World’ is uniquely your own which is known as perceptual constructivism
  • Our ability to feel ‘in control’ of our life-path is determined by our ‘Locus of Control‘ – a core belief system
  • We ‘make sense’ of events and experiences by constantly comparing them to our ‘core beliefs & values’
  • When experiences don’t fit with our beliefs, we ‘make’ them ‘fit’ in a process known as Confirmation Bias
  • People can (and do) change their core beliefs using proven psychological tools and techniques

Coping with Life by Creating New Perspectives

The most effective and sustainable way of coping with life is by learning how to manage your thinking processes more effectively. Life REALLY IS what you make it, rather then some sort of plan designed by somebody else that you have to follow regardless of what happens along the way (although many people, of course, do believe that their lives are ‘determined’ by ‘higher beings).

Coping with Life by Changing Your Thinking

We do not know of any better method of coping with life more effectively than by following our beliefs-based programme of CBT here at Tranceform Psychology. The programme adopts a fundamentally different way of thinking about life by teaching you a set of core skills which allow you to make better choices and decisions about what YOU want and how to go about designing yourself to make the most of life.

You won’t learn how to change the World, but you will learn how to experience life differently!

Transform Your Thinking & Learn How to Cope with Life!

If you’re committed to overcoming your problems then we highly recommend following our Advanced Tranceformental CBT programme with Paul. Tranceformental CBT is available as Online Therapy if required.

The Tranceformental programme is a highly successful & pragmatic mental health counselling course, run over 10 sessions, that will teach you everything you need to know to understand your problem, identify how unhelpful thinking and limiting beliefs might be reinforcing the issue, and then show you how to make any changes to your unhelpful thinking styles or maladaptive safety behaviours that you may have developed as part of your coping strategies.

Our Tranceformental CBT programme is an evidence-based, research supported approach used by mental health practitioners around the World.

Free Initial Consultations to Discuss How to Cope with Life More Effectively

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We offer all prospective clients an initial consultation to discuss your personal ‘life challenges’ prior to commencing any counselling.

The consultation is free and lasts around 50 minutes.

During this consultation we will discuss the various types of psychological therapy that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.

Initial consultations are also available as part of our online counselling service.

At Tranceform Psychology we emphasise the importance of the therapy relationship in helping people to bring about effective change, so its important to be able to ‘meet’ to discuss our change programmes BEFORE proceeding.

Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking mental health work with us, including both the financial and personal implications.

Buy Our Self-Help Book

The Restrictive Realities of Belief is Paul's recently authored self-help book containing everything you need to know about how mental health problems are 'realised' through the socio-cultural beliefs that we acquire over our lifetimes and what you can do to bring about effective change.


You can read a synopsis of what this book is all about on this page:

The Restrictive Realities of Belief - Book

It is currently available as a 307 page A4 PDF file for just £19.99 which you can purchase here using PayPal. Your copy of the book will be sent by e-mail.

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For most mental health problems we recommend following our 10 session Tranceformental CBT Programme to overcome a wide range of mental health and behavioural problems.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a proven, evidence-based form of mental health counselling for developing a fundamental understanding of the dynamics of your problem, but also for learning new coping skills and strategies for sustainable change over your life.

The full course costs £795 which you can pay for on our fees page.

Tranceformental CBT is available On-line as well as a one-to-one format in the clinic.

Visit Online Counselling for more details.

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Hi, I have both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Psychology & specialise in the following therapeutic modalities:

Tranceformental CBT

Life Coaching

Psychodynamic Therapy

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