Psychotherapy & Counselling
There are times when everyone needs space and someone to be listened objectively, with acceptance and without judgement. Psychotherapy and counselling provide this, allowing you to leave relationships with family and friends unencumbered, by offering a therapeutic, confidential relationship which can hold your worries, fears and confusions.
Having time each week just for you, a time when you can be listened to with openness and acceptance, can be a very healing experience and being able to understand your life’s story better helps you step out of suffering and forward into more of who you really are.
Pain and suffering are normal parts of everyone’s experience. Trying to avoid pain through addictive behaviours and patterns eventually creates more pain, not less, and accepting the universality of suffering allows us to feel connected to others rather than alone. Therapy provides tools and support at difficult moments and can help to uncover inner resources and a sense of being more than the current difficulty.
Sometimes it is in the midst of our deepest pain that we are able to let go of old patterns and beliefs that no longer serve us, and so open to new beginnings and new possibilities.
What is the difference between psychotherapy & counselling?
Counselling is usually shorter term and is often more solution focused. Psychotherapy is longer term and looks in depth at the underlying patterns in your current life relationships. What you choose depends on your specific needs and what you would like to achieve from the work.
How often will I have sessions?
Sessions are usually weekly and we try to schedule the sessions for the same day and at the same time each week. Each confidential session is 60 minutes long. Having time each week just for you, a time when you can be listened to with openness and acceptance, can be a very healing experience.
Who is therapy or counselling for?
Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it.
It is important to understand that you will get more results from your psychotherapy or counselling sessions if you actively participate in the process. That may sound a little odd, but one hour a week will not create the deep or lasting changes in your life that you want. Therefore, beyond the work you do in the sessions I will suggest other things that support your process, such as journaling, reading or meditation.
Psychotherapy & counselling can help with a wide range of challenges and problems such as;
• Learning ways to manage stress and anxiety
• Developing skills for improving communication
• Suffering loss or bereavement
• Lack of self-esteem
• Shame around sexuality
• Body image
• Tools for coping in a crisis
• Experiencing on-going sadness or depression
• Feeling a lack of meaning in life
• Struggling with life transitions