Psychotherapy or Counselling
In practice Counselling and Psychotherapy overlap, both address a wide variety of personal issues and provide support through difficult life experiences.
Counselling tends to be shorter in duration focusing on a specific life problem while Psychotherapy can deal with more complex personal issues, exploring in greater depth and looking at life patterns and past experiences that might be adversely affecting life in the present.
How Psychotherapy and Counselling can help you
Psychotherapy and Counselling provide a safe and confidential space in which you can address issues in a supportive and understanding environment.
It can help you to make sense of thoughts and feelings that may be causing you difficulty, enabling you to feel more in control of your life.
You can explore and work through unresolved past experiences allowing you a greater sense of freedom in the present and increased hope and optimism for the future.
You can gain greater awareness, insight and understanding of yourself, your life situations and your personal relationships, promoting the development of new perspectives and alternative ways of thinking.
Issues that you can address in Psychotherapy and Counselling
There are many issues Psychotherapy and Counselling can help with, a few of which are listed below:
Anxiety and stress
Self-esteem and confidence issues
Abuse and trauma
Loss and bereavement
Childhood and family issues
Feelings of failure
A general lack of fulfilment in life
There may not be a specific issue you wish to address but a desire to embark on a journey of self discovery and personal growth.