Counselling and Psychotherapy
We offer individual solutions for individual people. Counselling and psychotherapy can be many things depending on what you wish to gain from it. At the start of therapy, you and your counsellor will decide on what type of approach you would like to undertake. Often it is helpful to explore where things came from and to develop understanding and insight about how this is affecting you now. In this way, we look to unravel the past in order to resolve it. We can also look at helping you cope in the present and looking at what you can do now to help yourself in the future. Counselling provides an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of ourselves and our ways of relating to others.
We provide a dedicated, safe, non-judgmental and confidential space and time which you can use to talk and be heard. People often find that just talking things through in this way is helpful. Counselling provides a different perspective than when talking things through with family or friends. A counsellor is an independent person outside of any family or relationship issue. Counselling is not about giving advice; it is about supporting you to think through your problems and make positive decisions for yourself.
Emotional pain can be agonising. We know how much physical pain hurts, and emotional pain can be just as bad, perhaps even worse. Constantly feeling anxious, depressed, angry or any other feeling is draining and affects many parts of our lives, from our relationships, concentration, sleep, physical health, our work lives and more. Therapy can help put a stop to this, giving you a safe place to come where you can be calmer and at peace with yourself and establish stress and emotion regulation systems in the brain.
We have all heard the saying “the past is the past”, but when you’re stuck, the past is anything but. You may feel overwhelmed by emotion, or quite the opposite and feel numb. The past can finally be put into the past once it is remembered in the present in a safe way. Therapy provides this opportunity of providing a safe container for you to own your past, having processed the emotions and allowing you to move forwards in your life.