People come to counselling
or psychotherapy for many different reasons, usually at times of crisis, stress
or uncertainty Ė when coping with today or what might happen in the future has
become unbearably difficult. Sometimes it can be about realising that past
events or choices may have left their mark - perhaps a sense of wanting things
to be different, but struggling to make it happen. And sometimes, there are
unhelpful reactions Ė fear, panic, anxiety Ė which interfere in everyday
ways to help you understand how you approach lifeís dilemmas, and tools to
help shift things onto a better path. Many
issues can be resolved or substantially improved with professional assistance so
that you can free yourself up for a more enjoyable and fulfilling life. The list
Issues illustrates the kind of problems that we can help with,
although itís not a complete list.
involves talking through uncomfortable emotions and feelings with someone who
can listen attentively and impartially, without judging. The counsellorís work
is to encourage expression of pent-up emotions, to help generate clarity and
fresh insights about important themes and issues, and to help people understand
for themselves what possibilities exist for a better way forward. All of this
takes place in a structured way, within a peaceful atmosphere of trust, privacy
and emotional safety.
extends this process into actively working with the client to overcome emotional
barriers, or to discover new ways of thinking and doing that havenít yet been
discovered. Often, a client doesnít know how to approach their issue
differently and in a way that works well for them. A psychotherapist
helps people to acquire the tools and learnings they need to resolve past
issues, acquire new life skills, discover more of their own potential - and
ultimately feel better equipped to move ahead in life.
and psychotherapy often overlap depending on the kind of issues being addressed.
There are many different kinds of psychotherapy - you can find out more about Our
Approaches to Psychotherapy.
some areas that donít fall within our scope of practice, so itís important
to discuss your needs and ask any questions before deciding whether our services
are right for you. This is why