What is counselling/ psychotherapy and how does it help?
Counselling and psychotherapy are often called ‘talking treatments’ because they tend to involve talking about your thoughts, feelings, experiences and beliefs, though you may choose to write or draw in our sessions too and we may agree on exercises to undertake between sessions.
We often form patterns of behaviour at an earlier point in life and continue with them long after they have stopped being useful to us and may now harm or distress us.
By meeting with the same therapist each week, you work together to create a ‘therapeutic relationship’. Through this, you can develop a greater understanding of yourself, your choices and behaviour and may learn to make choices which will make your life work better for you.
What do I do as a therapist?
Provide a safe, private ‘breathing space’ from the rest of your life
Listen to you with respect and care
Work with you to improve your wellbeing
Support you through difficult experiences
What can therapy help with?
Counselling and psychotherapy have helped many people manage and recover from a huge range of emotional and mental distress, including:
Therapy can also be a proactive choice to: