About Our Psychology Services
Perfect Balance is pleased to be able to present our specialist Psychology Services in Hertfordshire and London.
The team is trained in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), which is an approach to increase personal development.
It is believed there is a connection between neurological processes (neuro-), language (linguistic) and behavioural patterns learned through experience (programming).
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Some of the common disorders that our psychologists can help with include:
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Depression, including treatment-resistant depression
Bipolar affective disorder
Pain and trauma
Eating disorders and body image issues
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)
NLP helps to understand what factors are causing a person to stop achieveing their goals. It also helps to change the thoughts of someone and their behaviors to help achieve the clients outcomes, for example it could be reducing pain, losing weight or to get over a phobia.
The main aim is to understand why you are thinking these things and what is stopping you from reaching these goals.
Goals need to follow the SMART goals:
Specificity – the goal needs to be specific and individualised
Measureable – the goal needs to meet a specific criteria
Achievable – the goal cannot be impossible to reach
Realistic – the goal must be relevant to life
Time bound – the goal must have a clear timeline on how you are going to reach it
What To Expect From Your Appointment
Some psychology sessions will begin with psychometric testing – a series of questions that help the psychologist understand how you think.
NLP uses perceptual, behavioral and communication techniques to help with client’s thoughts and actions. There are different techniques such as;
Anchoring – turning sensory experiences into triggers. The rapport process – matching with clients rapport through communication and empathy. The swedish pattern – changing behaviour to meet the desired outcome of the client. The visual/kinesthetic dissociation (VKD) taking the negative thoughts out of a client and feelings through specific events.
At the end of your first session with your psychologist, they will have formed an initial impression of what you might benefit from, and they will make a recommendation, which is often to have six or so sessions, and then review progress. If you’re happy to start, then they will book you in for your next session, and the work begins.