Attentive Therapist

Psychotherapy

 

What is psychotherapy?

Sometimes ‘psychotherapy’ and ‘psychotherapeutic counselling’, are called ‘talking therapies’. For the most part, this is because they involve talking about an emotional difficulty with a trained therapist. That might be anything from grief to anxiety, relationship difficulties to addiction.

 

Is Psychotherapy For You?

Anyone can benefit from psychotherapy. Talking to a trained professional can help you to explore your concerns, thoughts and feelings and improve your mental health.

You may feel that what you’re experiencing isn’t serious enough to get help or feel unsure about the kind of support that psychotherapy can offer. But anyone can benefit from becoming more aware of how they see the world and why.

Our psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors are trained to help you express your thoughts and feelings and explore what comes up when you do. They listen and provide a non-judgmental space so you can feel heard and understood.

 
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What can psychotherapy help with?

You don’t need to be in crisis or have a diagnosed mental illness to have psychotherapy. It can help you with emotional or mental health problems, including but not limited to:  


Abortion - Abuse - Addiction(s) - Anger management - Anxiety - Attachment disorder

  Bereavement - Body dysmorphic disorder -  Bullying - Cancer - Career counselling

 Child related issues - Depression - Disabilities  Discrimination  - Dissociation - Domestic violence

-  Eating disorders - Emotional abuse - HIV/AIDS - Infertility  Loneliness - Low self-confidence

 Low self-esteem - Miscarriage - Personality disorders - Physical abuse  Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Pregnancy and birth - Racism - Redundancy -  Relationship problems - Self-harm - Sex problems 

 Sexual abuse - Sexuality - Spirituality - Stress - Suicidal thoughts - Trauma - Work related stress

 
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How will psychotherapy help me?

How will psychotherapy help me?

Psychotherapy recognises the lasting impact of trauma. This is when stressful events that you experience or witness make you feel unsafe, helpless or vulnerable. You’ll work with a therapist to think about what has happened to you, not what is wrong with you. The focus is on compassion listening and understanding rather than making a diagnosis.

Psychotherapy can be a powerful, life-changing experience which can help you to improve your mental health, overcome social or emotional challenges, and fulfil your potential. A trained psychotherapist can support you to:

  • Express your feelings and process them in a safe and supportive relationship

  • Gain deeper insight into the issues you face

  • Talk about things in a confidential environment that you might not feel be able to discuss with anyone else

  • Find better ways to cope with feelings and fears

  • Change the way you think and behave to improve your mental and emotional wellbeing

  • Improve relationships in your life, including with yourself

  • Make sense of any clinical diagnoses you have had by understanding what has happened to you

  • Heal from trauma

  • Learn to communicate better and tolerate differences in yourself and others.