Counselling is a talking therapy that involves a trained therapist listening to you and helping you find ways to deal with your emotional or practical issues. The counsellor provides professional assistance and guidance in resolving your personal or psychological problems and won’t give you advice or tell you what to do.
“Psychotherapy does not change WHO you are:
Psychotherapy changes HOW you are.” – Steph Keenan
Psychotherapy involves developing a relationship in order to enhance your self-understanding so that you can make changes in your life. We will together use scientific psychological methods that help you to change your behaviour and overcome emotional problems. Psychotherapy helps you to connect with your Self and helps to identify personality difficulties that have developed during problematic times.
When asked the difference, I explain that when coming to counselling, you bring a situation: when beginning psychotherapy – you need only bring your Self.
People have told us that the most difficult aspect of beginning their therapy is finding a therapist that they feel comfortable with. We will offer you a short contract in order for you to discover whether you are with the right therapist. Our clients also tell us how nervous they felt about beginning, and that maybe they searched for the courage for years before initial contact. We offer you a safe and warm, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore your issues – We understand that you might have anxiety and worries around the difficulties in change.
A wise soul once said, “Therapist cannot take a client further than they are ready to go.” We will not change you, we will be the witness while you change your Self – the answers are already inside of you.
We look forward to hearing and seeing you.