About Counselling / Psychotherapy
These terms are often used interchangeably.
They do have lots of similarities, and it can be hard to know which is most appropriate for you.
Both are ways of looking at our life and thinking about why we relate to events and people and feel in particular ways. It’s often the case that the ways that we relate are painful and make us unhappy.
To change, however, is difficult and can be frightening. We often need support. Both counselling and psychotherapy provide this space to think about how to make change possible.
Counselling tends to involve a focus on specific issues and crises and is shorter term work, around 12-24 sessions. Often, when people have had counselling, they see its benefits and move on to have psychotherapy.
Psychotherapy is longer-term, focusing on issues that are often harder to access and understand without help. Psychotherapy involves a desire to make more fundamental changes.
Most people experience a life crisis at some point. Often, these experiences, and the feelings that come from them, are overwhelming and very isolating.
Friends and family might not always be the best people to talk these things through with, especially if we find our feelings embarrassing.
That‘s when non-judgemental and supportive counselling or psychotherapy can be very helpful.
Psychotherapy and counselling can help you with:
• Relationship difficulties
• Low self-esteem
• Body image worries
• Coming to terms with abuse
• Childhood difficulties
• Exploring dreams and ambitions
• Understanding and changing behaviour patterns
• Anxiety and fear
• Problems at work
• Spiritual searching
• Addiction of all kinds
• Loss and bereavement
• Life crises – a lack of direction and hope
I specialise in working with those who are dealing with the emotional challenges that epilepsy and other chronic conditions bring.
I can offer you a supportive, empathic and non-judgemental space. By looking at our unconscious thoughts, dreams and behaviour, we can gradually develop insight and stop repeating the things that hold us back from being all we can be.
For an initial session, please contact me. Any message will be treated in the strictest confidence.