Psychotherapy and Counselling

Psychotherapy and counselling is based on the belief that human psychological suffering can be alleviated by speaking and listening. Often referred to as “talking therapies” the specific techniques used in any psychotherapy or counselling depend largely on the theoretical orientation and training of the therapist or counsellor.

Psychotherapy and counselling can be extremely useful in treating a number of psychological problems.

The following issues are commonly and successfully treated with psychotherapy or counselling.

Relationship Problems

Our relationships with the important people in our lives can be enriching and fulfilling but they can and do go wrong, and when they do it can be devastating. This has a  negative impact upon us and  may cause us stress, anxiety and depression.

Depression

Psychotherapy or counselling is often the first form of treatment that is recommended for the treatment of depression. The client talks to the Psychotherapist or Counsellor to better understand the factors that are causing their depression and then find ways to work through it.

Anxiety

Anxiety can distort daily life, alter perspective and prevent us from confronting fears and worries. Some people may be able to identify the cause for their anxiety, maybe a traumatic incident or a significant life event. However, some people don’t have an identifiable cause for their anxiety and it causes them some distress.

Stress

Stress can stop us in our tracks and can be increased through experiences, exposure to some life situations and loss. The symptoms of stress are physical and emotional and difficult feelings such as helplessness, anger, panic, withdrawal, agitation, self-harm can be experienced.

Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is a devastating form of abuse, our sexuality is an integral part of our selves and our development. Sexual abuse can occur in many different ways.

Addiction

Addiction can take many forms – Psychotherapy and counselling will work with people struggling with addiction to think about what is behind their behaviour.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is an anxiety disorder which Psychotherapy or counselling is extremely effective in treating. Locating the origin of compulsive behaviour will reduce the symptoms and help the sufferer in understanding their condition.

Trauma

Psychotherapy and Counselling can provide relief from the symptoms of short term and long term trauma through providing the opportunity to process the trauma and associated feelings.

Loss and Bereavement

Psychotherapy and counselling can help us come to terms with the most difficult feelings around loss and Bereavement. The therapist or counsellor will help in mourning and work to help in accepting the loss.

Relationships

Helping you consider your relationship issues and get some clarity on how to change your situation for the better.

Depression

Better cope with these feelings by talking about the experiences with therapist.

Anxiety

Certain behaviours are determined by unconscious motivations, drives, and instincts usually formed through early experience.

Stress

Psychotherapy and counselling is useful in dealing with stress through providing a safe space to explore feelings
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