Who is Counselling and Psychotherapy for?
Counselling and Psychotherapy is for anyone who feels there is something troubling or distressing them. It helps deal with a wide variety of issues and difficulties such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bereavement, loss, abuse, trauma or eating disorders. You may feel uneasy, stuck, confused, unhappy or despairing. You may have problems from a particular event or be struggling with day-to-day living. You may feel a sense of low self-esteem, a lack of confidence, feel uncertain or frightened about life’s challenges. You may feel a sense of emptiness or a lack of meaning in your life. Perhaps unresolved emotions are manifesting through your body causing physical symptoms such as headaches, back pains or stomach ache.
How can I help?
I offer a safe, regular, confidential and non-judgemental space, free from the pressures of daily life, in which, in your own time and way, you can talk openly and freely. Together, we will explore your troubles. I can help you make sense of your unique feelings, thoughts and situation by hearing you and understanding your difficulties at a deeper level than would normally occur in every day conversation. Sometimes friends and family do not have time to really listen to you, or may only be able to see things one way. You may feel that they will judge or misunderstand you. I will support you and help you to reflect on your perspectives, choices and future possibilities, enabling you to find ways to live more meaningfully.
What is Psychodynamic Counselling?
Psychodynamic Counselling or Psychotherapy helps by getting to the root of your problems. It aims to increase your self-awareness and insight into yourself, by understanding how the past has influenced your perceptions, patterns of behaviour, relationships and how you feel about yourself. Unspoken thoughts and feelings can become trapped and lead to distress. Emotions which may have been buried or unresolved may present themselves through either physical symptoms or a variety of different emotions – sometimes as if from nowhere. Sometimes bottled-up feelings try to escape, affecting our mood, health, behaviour, relationships, eating, sleeping or sexuality. By exploring your patterns of relationships and behaviour, an understanding will emerge enabling you to change how you feel about yourself and how you relate to others. Change becomes possible, enabling you to live more fully.
What happens next?
Sometimes it can feel daunting or difficult to make the step towards seeking help and I recognise this. Please feel free to leave me a message on: 07503 319 904 or email me theTalkingRooms@gmail.com.
We will meet for 50 minutes at the same time on the same day each week. I offer open-ended therapy and fixed-term weekly therapy. I also offer twice weekly therapy if you would like to explore at a deeper level.