Psychotherapy & Counselling
I offer face to face, as well as telephone, and Skype sessions.
Sessions are 50mins, weekly, and can be arranged at a time to suit you.
What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is a talking therapy for treating mental health, emotional, and some psychiatric disorders. Psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual, and the therapist. It provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who’s objective, neutral and non-judgemental. Client and therapist work together to identify behaviour patterns, build awareness, and process emotional distress.
Depending on the approach used by the therapist, a wide range of techniques and strategies can be used. However, almost all types of psychotherapy involve developing a therapeutic relationship, communicating and creating a dialogue, and working to identify patterns and behaviours which are affecting the client’s everyday life. I use relational psychotherapy, mindfulness, and body awareness to help people make sense of their past, and present experience.
Psychotherapy can help with;
Grief / Loss
Find the right therapist for you.
The best advice I can give anyone looking for a therapist is to find the right psychotherapist for you. I often hear of people’s negative experiences with a counsellor/psychologist/psychotherapist. Not everyone is a good match. Try to get a recommendation, and do some research on the internet. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, and be selective – it is your emotional wellbeing that you are trusting this person with. Ask yourself if you feel comfortable with the therapist, and do they have the right skills and experience to meet your needs? What ongoing professional training do they do, and are the accredited with an organisation, and governing body? Do they have regular supervision? This will help you to get a sense of who you are seeing.