Why Counselling or Psychotherapy?At times in our life it is usual to feel stuck, perplexed, unsure of ourselves. Sometimes the problem or difficulties we face seems almost overwhelming and there is no way out. At other times we may experience dissatisfaction with our life with no explanation for ourselves.
This is where a series of counselling or psychotherapy sessions can be a very productive way of helping you address a specific personal issue or break destructive patterns of behaviour. The process is not about another person giving you advice or supplying you with an answer, but a supportive process for you to explore and find your own answers.
The list of areas that counselling or psychotherapy may help with on the home page, is not an exhaustive one. The process of talking to another who has no investment in your decision to change can help with many of the issues that life contains.
No matter how grounded we feel in life, difficulties arise. The aim of psychotherapy and counselling is to enable you to be well equipped to cope with these difficulties so as to lead life with satisfaction and joy.
Short or Long term?
If you normally cope well with life’s difficulties and it is a specific event or situation that’s made you consider seeking help, then short-term, focused therapy will probably be appropriate for resolving your difficulties.
If the difficulties you are experiencing seem deeper and more entrenched, for example re-occurring depression or anxiety, then longer term therapy is likely to be beneficial. This will help you to address the causes of your current problems and change unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling and behaviour.