Counselling and psychotherapy provide a private and confidential space in which to talk about and explore your thoughts and feelings. It may be helpful in overcoming specific difficulties, or recurring patterns of behaviour (especially in relationships) which originate in earlier life experiences.
Embarking on talking therapy can lead to greater self-awareness and a deeper understanding of relationships, resulting in a fuller and more satisfying emotional life. Becoming more accepting of yourself and your emotions can help you regain a sense of control over your life, particularly in times of difficulty.
Counselling or Psychotherapy?
These terms are often used interchangeably or collectively labelled therapy. Counselling tends to focus on the recent onset of specific problems or life events such as bereavement, whereas psychotherapy addresses deeper and more complex issues which have built up over a longer period of time and may take longer to work through.
Certain counselling styles suit some people more than others, so I draw on a range of approaches to provide the right support for you.