Why Therapy?

Seeking support can often be quite daunting, particularly in trying to find the right therapist. You may be struggling with a range of issues, from relational difficulties to the loss of a loved one or a traumatic past. Often the difficulties and challenges in an individual’s daily life can sometimes become overwhelming and may impact upon work, relationships and personal and professional judgements leading them to seek professional help.

Therapy aims to provide you with a safe and confidential space, offering you the opportunity to work through whatever life challenges or psychological distress you are experiencing, in a safe and respectful place without judgement. It may simply be a space needed to feel heard and express an untold story or release confusing or painful thoughts which you feel alone with.  Some examples of issues brought to therapy may involve self-esteem and confidence, relationship problems, anxiety, depression, work related stress, bereavement, loss, abuse, rape, identity and much more. Below is an explanation of different types of treatment and what I can offer you in my practice:

What is Counselling?

Counselling is an effective treatment for a variety of common emotional and mental health issues, as well as a valuable resource for people going through any type of life crisis or transition. Counselling is likely to be a short-term intervention, that focuses on a specific issue and usually lasts between 6 – 18 sessions.

What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is usually a longer-term intervention (months to years) and often addresses concerns that have accumulated over a long period of time. This may include depression, anxiety disorders, recurrent relationship difficulties, emotional eating, an ongoing dissatisfaction with life, or addressing the effects of abuse or other trauma. Psychotherapy is also suitable for anyone desiring to increase self-awareness and develop self-confidence in relationships and social situations.

What is CBT?

CBT aims to focus on your current problems, rather than looking at past causes and helps with practical solutions to help you feel better now. It aims to help you change the way you think and behave. It helps identify and challenge negative thoughts and emotions, whilst helping you to deal with situations in a positive way. CBT can be helpful for depression, anxiety, stress, phobias, obsessions, eating disorders and managing long term conditions. Though I am not a purist CBT therapist, I do offer CBT interventions and techniques where required.

What is IPT?

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy, a time-limited and structured approach to the treatment of depression. It centres on resolving interpersonal/ relational difficulties that are key to the experience of psychological symptoms, such as depression. It looks at the ways current difficulties in relationships contribute to psychological stress, and the ways in which psychological problems affect relationships.Treatment typically lasts between 12-16 sessions.


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