Why should I choose psychotherapy?

I am a psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist which means that I work with clients to make sense of their issues and difficult feelings. This involves trying to explore the relationship between thoughts and actions. It provides the chance to examine problematic behaviour patterns, with a view to helping you make changes. Therapy can offer you time to talk, space to think and an opportunity to explore and make decisions in a safe environment.

What are the benefits of therapy?

Counselling or psychotherapy sessions provide a regular time and space in which to share, explore and understand the nature of your problem or difficulties, along with associated feelings, thoughts and behaviour. Therapy is not the same as giving advice. The counsellor or therapist is there to help you identify and understand more clearly what is bothering you. They can help you to gain a different perspective on yourself and/or your problems and aid you in making choices and changes that feel right for you. All sessions are confidential and provide a safe space to explore and discuss difficult and sometimes hard to say issues. You can benefit enormously from the opportunity to share what you want to talk about with a dedicated person who is able to really listen to you.  This can be a very powerful experience.

What kind of problems can I bring to counselling?

Anything that is worrying you and disrupting your normal work, study or personal life can be talked over in counselling. This may be related to your relationships including with family, friends, work colleagues and partners. Difficulties related to life events such as the birth of a child, divorce and bereavement may also be a key source of anxiety.
  • Anxiety
  • Depression and suicidal thoughts
  • Low self-esteem
  • Sexual problems
  • Self harm
  • Difficulties concentrating
  • Stress
  • Eating problems
  • Identity issues
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