What is Counselling & Psychotherapy?
Therapy provides a safe and confidential space for you to talk to a trained professional about your issues and concerns. As your therapist I will help you explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours so you can develop a better understanding of yourself and of others. It’s one of the best ways to get in touch with yourself on a deeper level. Its a great therapy for self discovery, no matter what your background – once you’re on the journey, it can be so freeing.
As your therapist I will not give you my opinions, or advice, or prescribe medication. I will help you find your own solutions – whether that’s making effective changes in your life, or finding ways of coping with your problems.
Counselling can take different forms, depending on your needs and what type of therapy may be suitable.
During a session, as your therapist I may take you through specific exercises designed to help with your problem, or you might have more general discussions about how you’re feeling. What you talk about will vary, and depend on what you want help.
It could include:
- your relationships
- your childhood
- your feelings, emotions, or, thoughts
- your behaviour
- past and present life events
- situations you find difficult
- self esteem
- self worth
As your therapist I will be impartial but understanding. I will listen to you without judgment and help you explore your thoughts and emotions. I may offer information, but I won’t tell you what you should think, or do.
Psychodynamic means that the way that I work is based on the belief that all our experiences, particularly our earliest experiences, (whether or not we can recall them,) strongly influence the way we think of ourselves, expect others to treat us, and shape the way we respond to other people and events in our lives both consciously and unconsciously.
Psychodynamic Counselling seeks to help people better understand themselves and create positive emotional changes in their psyches by making unconscious difficulties conscious.