There are many reasons people chose to see a counsellor or therapist. Sometimes it’s because they feel they don’t want to burden friends or family by talking to them about their problems. Alternatively, it may be the person is undecided about a particular course of action, such as ending a relationship and want to explore the issue fully with an impartial, listener without the risk of being judged or criticized.
Counselling and Psychotherapy – what is the difference? While there is no clear distinction between counselling and psychotherapy, often a brief period of counselling is sufficient to resolve a specific issue, such as a sexual, family, or work-based problem. While for complex or long-standing problems psychotherapy’s more in-depth approach may be the most suitable.
However, both counselling and psychotherapy can help clients identify the reasons for their difficulties, develop problem-solving skills and establish more rewarding ways of relating to other people, in both their personal and their professional lives. Which is right for you and your situation we will discuss at an initial, no-commitment session. For clients in a committed relationship there is also the option of couples counselling. We can also discuss whether either Hypnotherapyor EMDR might be the most suitable approach, or as an addition to counselling or psychotherapy.
Personal therapy can help with a wide range of concerns, including:
- Attention Deficit Hyper-Activity Disorder (ADHD)
- Alcohol or Drug dependency
- Anxiety and Panic Attacks
- Assertiveness, Self-confidence and Communication Skills
- Bereavement, Grief and Loss
- Body Size, Image or disability
- Conflict and Anger
- Eating disorders and Self-harm
- Gender or Sexual Orientation
- Infertility and Conception
- Life Changes, e.g. leaving home, redundancy, separation, divorce and retirement
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Post-traumatic Stress
- Parenting Skills
- Psychosomatic and Chronic Pain, e.g. neck, shoulder and back pain
- Relationship Problems involving partners, family members, friends or colleagues
- Sexual Difficulties, including lack of desire or enjoyment, inability to have intercourse, erection and orgasm problems, premature or delayed ejaculation, sexual addiction and others - see Sexual Problems.