Counselling & Psychotherapy

Why consider counselling or psychotherapy?

People come to counselling and psychotherapy for many different reasons. My aim is to support you as you explore those aspects of your life and behaviour that are of concern and to understand what is important to you, with the aim of highlighting and clarifying issues that emerge and working towards resolution.

Typically people come to counselling and psychotherapy because they:

  • Feel depressed, anxious or confused;
  • Are dissatisfied with work, relationships or lifestyle;
  • Deal with problems in harmful ways, eg eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse;
  • Are in some kind of some personal crisis;
  • Find relationships difficult or are facing relationship breakdown;
  • Are stressed or anxious because of overwork or excessive responsibility;
  • Face illness or bereavement;
  • Have difficulties arising from abuse.

Counselling and Psychotherapy offer:

  • A chance to reflect upon your life;
  • A sustaining relationship in which to find your own solution;
  • Personal growth to help you experience a new freedom and zest for life.

What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?

Some people are curious about the difference between counselling and psychotherapy. I will work with you to determine the most appropriate approach for your circumstances, but in summary:

    • Counselling works with conscious difficulties, anxieties or distress;
    • Psychotherapy looks more deeply into the underlying causes of our inability to live life as fully as we would like.
    • In both cases the aim is to help you identify, and change if necessary, those behaviours and modes of thinking that are contributing to your current unhappiness.