Counselling and Psychotherapy
What is Counselling and Psychotherapy?
Counselling and Psychotherapy offer the opportunity to talk in confidence with a qualified practitioner who is trained to listen to you attentively, and with understanding.
In Counselling and Psychotherapy a professional, confidential, reliable and safe relationship is formed with a qualified and experienced therapist in order to enable change.
This relationship with the therapist provides the space to explore difficult experiences and emotions. These may include feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, loss, distress, isolation, trauma, etc; or perhaps the loss of a sense of direction or purpose in life.
Counselling and Psychotherapy can enable the person to talk freely and explore feelings, beliefs and thoughts. In understanding some of the influences and life experiences of clients, the counsellor can also help make sense of present difficulties.
Counselling and Psychotherapy also seek to enable the person gain an increased capacity for insight and choice, through which the individual can become more autonomous, fulfil their potential, and have an increased sense of well being.
How many sessions will I need?
The first session is an assessment where we explore presenting issues and the reason why you would like to have counselling. The decision to have short term or long term counselling will be mutually agreed. Sometimes a single session may be all that is needed.
Short Term – Time Limited Counselling/Psychotherapy
If your presenting issues, concerns or worries have been recent or around for just a few months then time limited counselling sessions may be enough to help you. Short term counselling is usually between six and twelve sessions. These sessions will be mutually agreed.
Long Term – Open Ended Counselling/Psychotherapy
If you have been experiencing your issues, concerns or worries for a long time, they keep recurring, or you have experienced traumas in your life then on-going counselling/ psychotherapy may give you the extra time that you need to work through to a satisfied resolution. In long term (open ended) counselling, reviews take place regularly so that the progress of therapy can be considered and continuing work can be mutually agreed. This will include working towards a planned ending.
Areas of Specialisation
- Anger Management
- Bereavement and Loss
- Domestic Violence
- Family issues arising from Addictions
- Health-related issues
- Post-traumatic stress
- Sexual abuse
- Sexual Identity
- Work-related issues
Services available to
Individuals, Couples, Young people, Families, Groups, Communities, Businesses and Organisations.