What can Counselling and Psychotherapy do for you?
The aim of Counselling/Psychotherapy is to facilitate you in making sense of your experiences of life in order for you to have greater control and mastery of your life. By taking the space to reflect on your experiences with a trained professional, you achieve greater self-understanding, heightened acceptance of self and others, and improved relationships. You engage in the process of gradually increasing self-awareness and taking full creative responsibility for your life. Sometimes referred to as ‘nourishment for the soul’, Psychotherapy is a way of taking care of ourselves in a manner that can impact on a mental, emotional, physical and spiritual level. Individuals enter into Counselling/Psychotherapy for a variety of different reasons, but with one common goal – to improve the quality of their lives.
Common reasons behind the decision to enter Psychotherapy.
- What is blocking me from reaching my full potential in life…..
- I really want to change my life for the better…..
- My anxiety is getting in the way….. I have just lost a loved one…..
- I feel so stressed….. I am barely coping….. I am feeling so low but I don’t know why…..
- I want to improve my relationship but I don’t know how?
Over time, within the context of a therapeutic relationship, you will find your life improving in both obvious and subtle ways. Psychotherapy becomes the catalyst for you to increase your self-esteem, tap into your inner resources, and make positive transformations, both internally in your psyche and externally in your life. For many, it is the experience of being truly heard, understood, and affirmed in a way that they have not experienced before. For others, it is being able to fully express our deepest thoughts and feelings in a safe and confidential manner to a non-judgmental other. For some it is receiving the objective perspective of a compassionate other who has no vested interest but to facilitate us in our lives. For yet others it is the experience of a trusting, supportive and mutual relationship