Counselling and psychotherapy for individuals
What are Counselling and Psychotherapy?
The terms "counselling" and "psychotherapy" are often used interchangeably.
Generally counselling tends to deal with ordinary every day problems and issues, while psychotherapy deals with deeper and more entrenched life issues. Inevitably, this means that counselling and psychotherapy overlap.
One big difference is that a counselling training is shorter than a psychotherapy training, which amongst other things, covers mental health issues in greater depth.
There are many reasons for seeking counselling or psychotherapy:
You may feel generally unhappy without really knowing why, or something has happened in your life that you need to make sense of. You may find yourself repeating patterns over again without knowing why or having any sense of control over what is happening. Maybe you have panic attacks, or a phobia, or you find yourself depressed and you've lost interest in things that you normally enjoy. Or it could be that you feel trapped in a situation, or even your life, with no sense of what your options are. It could simply be that you feel you are not reaching your potential, or you would like to understand yourself and your motivations better. All these, and many more scenarios, lead people to come and see me.
You can expect:
- To be supported in deciding what's right for you.
- To see more clearly what your needs are and how to get them met in your every day life.
- To feel heard and understood, which will help you work through whatever life issue you are bringing.
- Clarity and understanding around the reasons you think/feel/behave the way you do, and help in fundamentally changing destructive patterns that you might have found yourself overwhelmed by.