What is Therapy?

"Therapy" is often used to describe both counselling and psychotherapy. However, there are some slight differences between the two. Initially each may address a specific concern or a current difficulty and involve a dialogue between the therapist and client. Counselling is generally shorter term and can be helpful when trying to resolve a difficult situation, such as those arising in relationships or at work. Psychotherapy is usually longer term and may involve a deeper exploration of your childhood, past relationships and experiences in order to uncover unconscious patterns and conflicts. Talking to someone about the things in your life that bring about suffering, or that don't make sense, can help you overcome these challenges, gain new insights and ultimately, restore your emotional wellbeing.

The therapeutic relationship provides a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental space, where you can be YOU. Using an empathic and collaborative approach, we will explore what's going on in your life and identify any areas of stuckness or conflict. By peeling back the layers, you may reach a deeper understanding of yourself and your thoughts, feelings and actions. We will work together to identify possible changes and solutions in order for you to gain clarity and confidence.

Therapy Session
"Therapy provides a safe and confidential space for you to talk to a trained professional about your issues and concerns. Your therapist will help you explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours so you can develop a better understanding of yourself and others."
(British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy)

Why Therapy?

You may be considering therapy for a number of reasons:

  • Relationship issues

  • Low self-esteem/lack of confidence

  • Bereavement or loss

  • Isolation or loneliness

  • Health related issues

  • Personal development

  • Spirituality

  • Anxiety or stress

  • Infertility or pregnancy related issues

  • Postnatal depression

  • Sexuality

  • Addiction

  • Cultural issues

  • Depression

  • Career related issues

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