Psychotherapy

You may find counsellingand psychotherapy helpful if you are experiencing:

  • difficulty making and sustaining relationships
  • feelings of anxiety, depression, anger or stress
  • lack of confidence, low self-esteem
  • worries around marriage and divorce
  • discontent with work or home life
  • loss, redundancy, bereavement
  • unresolved issues from the past
  • living without purpose or meaning, feeling stuck
  • lack of control with alcohol, drugs, eating or spending

Therapy is an individual experience. An important factor in the progress of therapy is the working relationship that develops between you and the therapist. However, it may not feel easy to see a therapist for the first time or to open up to someone new.

Counselling and psychotherapy provides an ongoing opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings, face-to-face and confidentially, with an experienced therapist who will listen and think with you as you work through your difficulties. The therapist is not there to give advice or make decisions for you, but to help you find and overcome the stumbling blocks that keep you from living a more satisfying life.

The aim of counseling is to promote self awareness and facilitate a deeper understanding of who we are, allowing us to accept ourselves and change behaviour to that which is more productive.

The counseling relationship isn’t about giving advice or telling people what to do, its primary focus is to empower clients to express their feelings and tap into their own strengths and resources. This perspective helps clients move towards becoming the person you want to be.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a psychotherapeutic approach that aims to solve problems concerning dysfunctional emotions and behaviours through a systematic procedure. CBT is applied to many clinical and non-clinical conditions and has been successfully used as a treatment for many clinical disorders, personality conditions and behavioral problems.

CBT is also used as a treatment modality for children who have experienced complex posttraumatic stress disorder and chronic maltreatment.