About Therapywhat are counselling and psychotherapy, and how do they work?
Psychodynamic psychotherapy and counselling is a type of in depth therapy, which aims to help people understand their inner world. Painful situations in the present may have roots in the past. Gaining insight into these connections or patterns can open up new ways of thinking and possibilities for change.
We work with individuals on an open-ended or time-limited basis.
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Rather than giving advice psychotherapy and counselling offers a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment to talk through and explore your thoughts and feelings at your own pace.
We can think together about what is troubling you, and perhaps identify unhelpful patterns or thoughts that you may not have been aware of. Gaining insight in this way can bring relief and lead to change.
You may come to therapy because of something specific that you can identify, like bereavement or relationship difficulties, or problems at work. But you may also be less sure about what is troubling you, feeling depressed but not knowing why or feeling stuck and that life has passed you by or become too difficult. For this reason, different people come for different lengths of time.
Struggling with some of these issues can feel frightening. Therapy can deepen self-awareness, offering the potential for change and the possibility to move forward and develop in your own way.
Some of the issues that we can think about together include:
– Sadness and depression
– Feeling anxious or stressed
– Struggling to make and maintain relationships
– Experiencing bereavement and loss
– Issues around sexuality and identity
– Suffering from trauma
– Issues around eating disorders or self harm
– Experiencing overwhelming guilt, shame or anger
– Encountering obsessional thoughts or phobias
– Feelings of low self esteem
– Struggling to find a sense of purpose
– Difficulties adapting to change