Why Counselling and Psychotherapy?

Sigmund Freud suggested that, without experiencing therapy, it can be hard to understand how “mere words” can change our bodies and minds.

 

Anger, fear, sadness and joy are part of life.  Such authentic feelings are there for a reason, but when the balance is out of kilter we may experience a range of difficulties which disturb the equilibrium of our thinking, feeling and behaviour as we fall back on our survival defences.

 

Such disturbances may stem from transition and loss, physical and mental illness in ourselves or others, displacement, abuse, educational and work pressures and severe and complex trauma.  They can manifest physically, emotionally and behaviourally as:

 

Changes to appetite

Hair loss

Skin conditions

Headaches

Digestive problems

Sexual difficulties

Illness

 

Crying

Anger

Fear

Depression

Isolation

Suicidal ideation

Lack of self esteem

School refusal

Truancy

"Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength"

Counselling and psychotherapy provides the opportunity to make sense of who we are and how we are each affected by our earliest relationships and experiences.  Working in the here-and-now of the present we take stock of our pasts as we move into our futures.

 

Counselling and psychotherapy is non-judgemental, respectful and confidential.  It is not about blaming or shaming. Neither does it have to be about forgiveness. 

OCD

Eating disorders

Self harm

Working too hard

Infidelity

Promiscuity

Addictions

Abuse

Withdrawal

Aggression

Sigmund Freud