WHAT IS PSYCHOTHERAPY?
Psychotherapy and counselling are closely related. Psychotherapy is a talking therapy typically used to explore how past experiences might be influencing your life currently. Whereas counselling may be a short-term process, psychotherapy is typically a longer-term process. It goes beyond symptoms and behaviour and seeks to encourage deep and fundamental changes in your life.
During psychotherapy I will help you to identify, understand and change troubling emotions, thoughts and behaviour. If you are stuck in a pattern of thinking and behaviour that you cannot get out of, through psychotherapy you can identify and take steps to change this. Typically, at some point in the past you will have began to develop the unwanted pattern of thinking and behaviour. Psychotherapy will allow you to discover what led to this pattern.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING A PSYCHOTHERAPY SESSION?
During psychotherapy sessions you will be able to discuss your thoughts, memories and feelings in a confidential and non-judgemental environment until you come to understand the root causes of your problems. Once you have achieved this understanding, you can begin taking the steps to change your thinking and behaviour.
WHAT CAN I GET OUT OF A COURSE OF PSYCHOTHERAPY?
A course of psychotherapy will help you to understand that you are able to change the pattern of your thoughts and behaviour. It will help you work out the reasons why you have ended up in your current state, identifying past experiences, actions and behaviour that have been contributing factors. You will identify triggers for your problematic thoughts and behaviour and will develop new coping skills based on your strengths which I will help you identify. You will define realistic, achievable and measurable goals and will successfully work towards achieving them.