Psychotherapy is a way of helping people to overcome emotional, behavioural and relationship difficulties by talking, thinking and sharing feelings with a trained therapist. The aim is to change destructive patterns into constructive life-enhancing ones. Top
Depression, grief, anxiety, eating difficulties, chronic pain, physical difficulties or traumatic events are all areas, which may be addressed. Personality issues such as low self -esteem or anger or life changes and personal development/awareness and spiritual issues may also be assisted. If unsure if you problem can be addressed please call and ask. Top
Many people are anxious at their first appointment. This appointment is designed to gain an overview of your difficulties, how life is for you, how it was in the past and what you want from the sessions. You do not have to discuss anything you do not want. However, it is important that you are as open as possible. At the end of the session the best way forward will be discussed. Top
The therapist will listen carefully, try to understand and help you make sense of your difficulties. There is no “magic cure” for your problems. The therapist will take responsibility for working jointly with you to solve your issues and find a better way for you to go forward with your life. Top
Unfortunately, prejudice about emotional distress may stop people from using talking treatments, which they would benefit from. Many people see it as a sign of weakness or inadequacy to seek help in this way. The truth is very different; facing one’s difficulties is a strength not a weakness, as is finding better ways of living. Top
This may be for one appointment; it may be for a few sessions or be ongoing – depending upon what you and the therapist decide between you.