What is Psychotherapy?

The terms Counselling and Psychotherapy are often used interchangeably.  Clients often come to counselling to seek support with a current crisis that is causing them anguish and distress.  The therapist offers a safe, respectful, non judgemental space to allow the client to express the sometimes overwhelming emotions they may be experiencing. 

Psychotherapy can be considered as a process whereby, through the therapeutic relationship, the client can explore some of their unconscious processes and defences.  Clients gradually gain insight into how their past may be affecting them in their present relationships.  Psychotherapy helps us get the most out of our lives by taking responsibility, creating greater self awareness and working towards change.

Presenting Issues

Some of the issues encountered by my clients include Relationship issues, Depression, Anxiety, Bereavement, Illness, Childhood issues, Loss and Sexuality.

Whats Involved?

Each session lasts 1 hour and the number of sessions involved varies form short to long term.  I would encourage an introductory session where we could look at what brings you to counselling and determine how I could help you.