COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
Psychotherapy and Counselling both provide the time and space for you to share and explore whatever you wish in confidence.
You may be feeling low, stressed or anxious and want to understand more about what is going on. You may have experienced a bereavement in your life and are finding life hard to manage. Alternatively, you may have a specific concern that is troubling you - a relationship difficulty, problems at work or an eating disorder. I will pay attention to the things that work for you as much as to the things that trouble you. Taking the opportunity to talk to someone outside your situation may enable you to see things more clearly and to support you to find ways to make new choices.
Generally I see counselling as a shorter term process working with a specific focus. Psychotherapy works at greater depth enabling you to explore, for example, the underlying patterns of relating that you have developed and how these occur in your current life. You may wish to find deeper meaning in how you exist in the world. This awareness I see as key in making long term changes in the way you live your life in the world.
Central to our work is building a relationship, so it is important that you choose to work with someone you feel comfortable with. Therapy may not be easy, but I will support you to explore what is troubling you at your pace. For this reason I would meet with you for an initial session giving you the chance to meet me and to see if you think what I have to offer is right for you.