How therapy may help

One of my clients describes his need for psychotherapy as deriving from a “collision of traumas”.  For others reasons include depression, anxiety, stress, loss, entrenched patterns of thoughts and feelings, relationship issues, health, lack of self- esteem and loss of self, change; crisis – the feeling that life should be better. Sometimes people find it difficult to express or define what is wrong, but feel life seems almost impossible to get through on a daily basis and they want to explore why, and how it can be improved.
While reasons for attending psychotherapy are complex, those for choosing counselling, or shorter term work, are often more solution focused, for example involving support with making a decision or working through a difficult problem or period of life.
Known as the “talking therapy”, many theorists hold that it is the quality of the therapeutic relationship that causes problems to begin to resolve and a feeling of healing or wellbeing at a deeper level to take place. Clients should consider allowing themselves the space and time they deserve, perhaps for the first time, to explore, recognise, understand and begin to address the often highly complex issues that cause them to seek help through psychotherapy or counselling.

Areas of particular experience:

  • Abuse – current, past and in childhood
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Behavioural disorders
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Breakdown
  • Coming to terms with medical and health issues
  • Career issues
  • Child related issues
  • Couples
  • Crisis
  • Culture and diversity
  • Eating disorders
  • Emotional issues
  • Depression
  • Fears
  • Life changes
  • Loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Self harm
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal feelings
  • Trauma