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PSYCHOTHERAPY & COUNSELLING

What is Psychotherapy and Counselling?

Psychotherapy and counselling are essentially two terms for the same process. Counselling is a more basic form of psychotherapy, but both are talking therapies that can help you to get in touch with the emotions and circumstances underlying depression, low mood and anxiety. Psychotherapy is generally used for more deep rooted and complex issues.

  • Do you often feel unhappy or anxious?

  • Maybe you feel like you aren’t where you want to be in your life and can’t achieve your goals?

  • Finding it difficult to deal with feelings and move on?

  • Perhaps you just want to feel better on a daily basis?                                                                                           

 

Sometimes life is difficult and we find it hard to cope. Counselling and psychotherapy can give you the support you need at the time you need it most. Whether it’s an ongoing issue or a recent event, you don’t have to feel like this. This is not how your life has to be…

​Deciding to have psychotherapy or counselling can be daunting. I aim to put you at ease and make you feel safe and supported throughout the process. In our sessions you will have the opportunity to talk in a confidential and safe environment about the issues that are affecting your life. My aim is to help you live the life you want to live, and feel content and comfortable in your own mind. Together we will explore you: your life, your thoughts, your feelings and where you want to be. I work using an integrative approach, combining a variety of psychotherapeutic theories and techniques to achieve the best outcome for each individual client.

How can psychotherapy / counselling help you?

  • Offload your worries in a safe, non-judgemental, confidential space

  • Help with coming to terms with your situation

  • Break unhelpful patterns of negative thinking and behaviour

  • Develop new, or better, coping skills

  • Become a better functioning individual

  • Uncover and resolve hidden conflicts which may be causing your distress

  • Develop the skills and tools to cope with future challenges

How many sessions will I need?
The total number of sessions each client has varies widely. Sometimes five or six sessions are enough, but sometimes the therapy will last for several months. I carry out regular reviews to make sure that the sessions are still meeting my clients' needs. However, please bear in mind that psychotherapy / counselling isn't a quick-fix solution and requires a certain amount of commitment. It is best to come for weekly sessions at first, but later on in the process clients sometimes choose to come fortnightly.