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How does Counselling and Psychotherapy help?


Life is unpredicable and at times you can find yourself facing unexpected challenges.  When this happens and life becomes challenging, it can be difficult to make sense of what is happening or to see your situation clearly. Counselling and Psychotherapy is a process of raising awareness; a way of supporting you to recognise and understand how you think, feel and interact with the world around you.  By gaining new insights and experiences in therapy, you can develop a greater sense of responsibility for your life, allowing you to live in a way that gives you more choice and personal freedom. 



What is the difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy?


Counselling is shorter term work, for up to approximately 6 months.  It can be used as a way to explore a particular issue or crisis that might be troubling you, such as a relationship break-up, a stressful situation, some difficulties reaching a particular decision or a difficult work situation. 


Psychotherapy is longer term work and can be used as a way of exploring something deeper about yourself, the way that you are living and the relationships that you have.  Psychotherapy provides the opportunity to look at more deeply rooted issues.  



What can Counselling and Psychotherapy help with?


Counselling and Psychotherapy can support you with a range of issues or difficulties.  The following is an example of some of the issues that people may wish to seek therapy for:


  • Family and relationship issues or difficulties

  • Sadness, depression, emptiness

  • Lack of confidence, low self-esteem, issues around self-worth

  • Self-harm or suicidal thoughts

  • Anxiety, stress, panic or fear

  • Trauma

  • Abuse - sexual, physical, emotional, financial, bullying

  • Obsessive or addictive behaviour

  • Identity, belonging, motivation and purpose

  • Loneliness, isolation, intimacy and connection

  • Bereavement, loss and grief

  • Illness, death and dying

  • Work related issues or stress

  • Life transitions and change

  • Existential issues - questioning the meaning of life

  • Self-inquiry

  • Preparation and integration of psychedelic


If the issues you are struggling with are not listed above, or you are not clear about the reasons that you want to come for Counselling and Psychotherapy, don't let that stop you from making contact.  The above list is not exhaustive and it is also not uncommon to have a sense that something in your life is not working for you, even if you don't quite know what it is.  Any questions or uncertainties you have can be explored when we talk or meet. 


For practical details about sessions, including fees, read more at Practical Details













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