Sometimes we all face situations or challenges in life which we find distressing, or feel unable to cope with.
Therapy sessions provide a private and confidential setting in which a client can explore aspects of their experiences and feelings, talking about them freely and openly in a way that is rarely possible with friends or family. Their therapist is trained to listen differently, putting themselves aside in order to hear and feel how it is for their client.
The experience and clarity a client gains from counselling can help them make sense of their thoughts and feelings, make choices about things they may wish to change and come to terms with things they can’t.
People come to counselling for any number of reasons.
They may be prompted by a significant life event such as a bereavement, illness or relationship breakdown, or they may wish to identify and break unhealthy patterns of behaviour. Others won’t have a specific reason but may be experiencing a general sense of depression, stress or anxiety and will use therapy as a way to make sense of these feelings.
There is no right or wrong reason to come for counselling and, whatever your motivation, therapy can be an empowering process which helps you take control of your life, resolve your difficulties and increase your sense of wellbeing.
What issues can therapy help with?
Talking therapy has been shown to be effective in helping with a wide range of issues, including:
- Anger issues
- Anxiety and/or panic attacks
- Child-related issues
- Eating disorders
- Family problems
- Health issues
- Pregnancy-related issues
- Relationships, break-ups and divorce
- Self-esteem and self-confidence
- Self harm
- Sexual problems
- Work-related issues
What types of therapy do we offer?
Our therapists are professionally trained in a number of counselling modalities and techniques and can offer the right approach for you, including:
- Art Therapy
- CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
- NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)
- Solution-focused brief therapy
- Transactional Analysis
Some of our approaches can be offered via online or telephone sessions, as well as face-to-face.
If you aren’t sure what approach would suit you, don’t worry, your relationship with your therapist is generally more important than the approach they use. Tell us about your situation and preferences and let us guide you in the right direction.