Counselling & Psychotherapy

It is often asked what the difference between counselling and psychotherapy is - counselling tends be more focused work over a shorter time frame whereas psychotherapy is often seen as longer, deeper, and more explorative on-going work, dealing with an array of issues and problems, and the two can overlap considerably.  

 

Therapy provides a confidential and focused space for you to share difficult and painful experiences; gain insight into how those past experiences impact on your present and future, and help find ways forward towards self-healing and change through acceptance, growth and emotional/cognitive understanding.

Whether you plan to embark on a long or short term therapeutic journey, the relationship between therapist and client is key. Between you and I, our aim will be to develop a strong working relationship and sense of togetherness.  You'll be able to trust that I can treat your issues and concerns with compassion, sensativity and understanding whilst exploring potentially difficult or painful areas of your life.

Couples Therapy

Embarking on couples therapy can often feel like the last resort.  

 

You may find yourself arguing frequently; blaming each other for things that go wrong or feel like there is little in common between you as perhaps there once was.  Couples therapy is about bringing two, often isolated individuals within the relationship, together.  You may feel that the differences between you are the only thing that you notice and finding similarities would be almost impossible.  Couples therapy helps to provide you with a better way to argue; a better level of communication between you so that you can both find a way to hear each other's differences without feeling personally attacked or isolated from each other.  Respect, empathy and understanding are the keys to making a troubled relationship valuable once again.

Sometimes, couples may visit to see if their relationship is worth saving, or if going separate ways is the best thing for both parties.  Either way, therapy will help you both see your part in your relationship, enabling you to make better choices about how you relate with each other and communicate as a couple.