Since I qualified and set up my counselling business I've been asked what a psychotherapeutic counsellor is and does, so here's a quick description of what I do and how I can help you.
Psychotherapy is a term used to describe the treatment of psychological disorders and mental distress through verbal and psychological techniques, sometimes referred to as talking therapy.
Anyone can benefit from psychotherapy, talking to a registered counsellor can help you to explore and understand your concerns, thoughts and feelings, as well as to improve your overall mental health by giving you the safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to:
express your feelings and process them in a safe and supportive relationship
gain deeper insight into the issues you face
talk about things in a confidential environment, things that you might not feel you're able to discuss with anyone else
find better ways to cope with feelings and fears
change the way you think and behave to improve your mental and emotional well-being
improve relationships in your life, including with yourself
make sense of any clinical diagnoses you have had by understanding what has happened to you
heal from trauma
learn to communicate better and tolerate differences in yourself and others.
You may feel that what you're experiencing isn't serious enough to see a counsellor for support, but anyone can benefit from becoming more aware of how they view and participate in their world and why.
Counselling can be a powerful, life-changing experience that can help you to improve your mental health, overcome social or emotional challenges, or to fulfil your full potential.
I have supported clients through, anxiety, lack of confidence, grief and bereavement, overwhelming thoughts, low mood and feelings of depression, understanding and overcoming unsatisfying and destructive relationship patterns and other issues.
All sessions are client-led, which means that we work on your issues, at your pace.
Check the website FAQ for more, or send me an email if you have any questions.