How Does It Work?
Counselling will help you gain a better understanding of yourself, identify how to handle difficult situations more effectively, and develop ways of managing change.
Counselling is helpful when you feel ‘stuck’ or unable to move forward with life. You may have symptoms of depression or be suffering from feelings of loss or isolation or simply struggling to find a sense of direction.
Psychotherapy is often used to deal with psychological problems that have built up over a number of years. This requires a trusting relationship between the person and the psychotherapist, and treatment usually lasts for months or sometimes years. Psychotherapy may be carried out on an individual basis, as part of a group or with your spouse or partner. Sessions are normally hourly, each week or fortnight.
Psychotherapy is sometimes referred to as a 'talking treatment', as it is often based on talking to a therapist or a group of people who have similar problems.
In our sessions you can explore various aspects of your life and feelings, talking about them freely and openly in a way that is rarely possible with friends or family. Bottled up feelings such as anger, anxiety, grief and embarrassment could become very intense and counselling offers an opportunity to explore them safely, understand them better, and resolve or transform them in a positive way.
How we work together will depend on what's best for you.
What some of my clients have said after our work together: –
"It was a relief to get many problems off my chest. I could say what I liked to you and I wasn’t judged."
"It seemed like I could just talk about everything and when I did explain my problems I felt a lot better."
"You have helped me get back to normal from a very difficult time in my life."
"I have calmed down a lot and now understand so much more about myself. I feel free and able to get on with my life."