Why Therapy?

In life we are faced with various pressures and there are times when the strain can become too much to bear. We may be worried about how our past experiences are affecting the way we live our life now or we may have lost our purpose in life.

If this sounds familiar then therapy can help by providing a safe and confidential place for you to explore your issues.

By working with your therapist you can gain a clearer insight into your situation thus increasing your sense of fulfilment, choice and wellbeing along with improving aspects of your life such as creativity, health and the ability to relate to others.

The aim of both psychotherapy and counselling can be different for each individual however below are just some areas in which therapy can help;

  • Family problems
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Low self esteem
  • Identity issues
  • Anxiety
  • Cultural issues
  • Depression
  • Bereavement & loss
  • Diversity and difference
  • Trauma
  • Stress
  • Emotional problems
  • Pressures related to work
  • Feelings of isolation
  • Integration of body and mind

Counselling offers a more task orientated approach and can generally be a short term commitment, whilst psychotherapy is usually more in depth and time extensive. It can take time to change our attitudes as our way of thinking about life and ourselves can so easily become habitual. Both psychotherapy and counselling recognise that you choose what you can commit to. No-one can be forced to address issues they do not want to explore.

In order for therapy or counselling to be effective, the "work" is not done to you - but by you and with you.