There are times in life when we all experience difficulty. It may be how we feel, it may be how we think or it may be about a life experience; whether that be in the past, the present or the future. Sometimes our difficulty is triggered by behaviour, whether that is our own or somebody else’s. Even a situation, event or set of circumstances can trigger difficulty.
Whatever has led you to consider seeking help, guidance or support, you are now just a phone call or an e-mail away from starting the therapeutic process of finding solutions.
Please take a look through these pages about my Counselling and Psychotherapy services. If you have any further questions, concerns or practical considerations that have not been addressed here, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to help.
Your first appointment with me will be an 'Introductory Assessment' session. This first session is not full therapy; it is a 'taster' session in which we can get to know each other and an opportunity for you to ask questions and describe what you would like to achieve by coming for counselling. For me, I will have the opportunity to give you the experience of some of my skills and to explain more about how I will be able to help you.
Counselling is helpful for responding to specific difficulties, issues or crises that are more current. These problems are usually easily identified and are explored over an agreed number of weeks or, in some cases, months.
Counselling considers the cause of the presenting problems. It explores how the difficulties are impacting upon day to day life, thoughts, feelings and emotions and helps create coping strategies for responding to problems and difficulties; both now and in the future.
Psychotherapy is helpful where difficulties are known to exist, but the origin of the problem is not necessarily clear or, in some cases, may be related to an historic trauma.
The impact of the difficulty being experienced may be causing considerable psychological distress and, in some cases, a physiological disorder or physical symptoms. This is often because the difficulty may be causing an unwellness to the person as a whole; 'mind, body, spirit' - so to speak.
Psychotherapy is an in-depth therapy, with far reaching benefits and greater potenttial for meaningful, long-term change. Typically, psychotherapy will go on for considerably longer than counselling; anything from six months to several years, with sessions either weekly or twice weekly.
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