Counselling and Psychotherapy are talking therapies. While Counselling quite often works with an immediate problem that you may be facing in the here and now, Psychotherapy often links back to past situations, such as a childhood or past trauma that may still be impacting you now. Often past and present situations are acknowledged within the counselling room. This is because our past can most certainly impact our present situation.
Counselling and Psychotherapy help to promote growth, leading to a greater sense of self-awareness, which in turn can aid you in making positive changes in order to lead a fuller, healthier life.
Counselling and Psychotherapy can help you to understand behaviours, thoughts and feelings. Understanding these things can not only help you change them, but help ease the accompanying pain.
Upon starting therapy an hour assessment is needed. The assessment is the place wherein we explore your wants and requirements for counselling. Such an exploration is needed to ensure that I am the right counsellor in order to meet your needs.
If we agree to work together then I will ask you questions, such as name, your support systems, gender, occupation, counselling history, medical conditions, age.
Once the assessment is over we agree on a regular day and time that we meet, (Usually weekly). A counselling hour is 50 minutes.