Is Therapy the same as Counselling? Yes and no - both are talk based however counselling tends to look at the problems 'outside of me' whilst therapy tends to look at the problems 'inside of me', although this is oversimplifying things a little. Therapy helps you to understand yourself by exploring your early life experience and personality and how they affect your current thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
How do I know if I need Therapy? If you are facing an issue or find yourself consumed by repetitive thoughts, feelings and behaviour therapy might be for you. Everyone can use support from time to time and having someone walk along side you with care and compassion to make changes and get to where you want to go can be extremely beneficial. Therapy is not only for the 'sick' or 'seriously ill', which is a common misconception.
What can Therapy help with? I have worked with people experiencing difficulties with: Feelings of Depression Anxiety Stress Low self esteem / worth Grief & Loss Habit Change Interpersonal Relationships Exploring personal growth, development and change The impacts of Covid-19
How long will Therapy take? Therapy can range from short term solution-focused to longer term support. Generally, Therapy is not a quick fix and requires time. Is Therapy confidential? Yes - everything you share with me will remain confidential. If you are at serious risk of harming yourself or someone else I may need to break confidentiality and I will endeavor to work with you and support you through this time with respect and dignity. I am ethically required to attend clinical supervision where I may discuss your sessions anonymously with a trained professional to ensure best practice.