Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy or counselling offers you a safe, confidential, supportive space for you to speak about your difficulties, concerns or questions.
There are several misconceptions about who attends therapy. Some consider a mental health diagnosis or emotional crisis a prerequisite for seeing a therapist. People choose to see a therapist for different reasons; at times of loss or distress, to attempt to understand negative patterns, or to explore a specific problem.
One may rationalise one's problems are not as bad or as extreme as other people's. Struggling with an issue that you sense you should be able to handle can feel overwhelming and isolating. We become adept at managing to live with situations we believe we cannot change and consequently we feel stuck or cut off from what is important in our lives.
The process of counselling is to try to make sense of your experience and help you access the tools with which to live more fully and meaningfully.
It is widely recognised that the most effective therapeutic outcomes are based on the quality of the relationship between client and counsellor. This relationship lies at the heart of therapeutic work and it is important you consider this when choosing a therapist.
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