Can Counselling and Psychotherapy help?
Therapy is increasingly recognised as a very effective way of dealing with personal problems. It provides a safe and reliable environment in which to talk things over and explore your feelings in a non-judgmental setting, often impossible to find elsewhere.
Therapy may be able to help you understand how your past life experiences are affecting you in the present, influencing the way you relate to yourself and others. Exploring your concerns can often help you better understand your strengths, build on them and find ways to make the changes that you want.
At first, it may be difficult to think about some of these feelings but it gradually becomes easier. Rather than give you advice, the aim is to give you choices and options that you may not have considered. By understanding more about yourself and by developing a greater self awareness, it may be possible to find different ways of coping with painful situations or feelings.
My approach is called psychodynamic where the therapist and client work together, sitting facing each other. It does not rely on any one theory or technique (Freud, Jung etc) but works with many different schools of thought.
How long does it take?
I offer both short term and open ended work, depending on your needs, which will be discussed at the initial consultation.
Sessions are 50 minutes long, usually once or twice a week and at the same time every week. You do not need to be referred by your GP.