Psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling are talking therapies. They are used to treat emotional problems and mental health issues.
A trained psychotherapist can offer an environment in which you can:
- express your feelings
- gain a deeper insight into the issues you face.
The therapist will aim to help you find better ways to cope, or bring about changes in the way you think and behave to improve your mental and emotional well-being.
I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and I can help with a wide range of issues, for example:
- depression – SAD – postnatal depression
- panic disorder
- physical abuse
- low self-confidence
- relationship difficulties
- affairs and betrayals
- bereavement, grief and loss low self-esteem
- loneliness and isolation
- trauma and traumatic stress disorders
- fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue
What is the difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy?
Counselling is more likely to be short-term and focuses on particular concerns such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues or bereavement. It can last from 6 weeks to several months.
Psychotherapy is predominantly longer term and open-ended. Problems are explored on a deeper level and the length of time is very individual, varying from months up to years.
Topics for psychotherapy work can range from an interest in personal growth to mental health issues or addiction. With addictions we look at underlying problems together with strategies and support to help to move forward.