What can I expect from counselling or psychotherapy?
Counselling and psychotherapy are terms that tend to be used interchangeably and can have different meanings for different people. People can use the terms interchangeably, but many people who work in the profession say that psychotherapy originated with the discoveries and theories of Freud whereas counselling is a more general term for all types of talking therapies. In particular, challenges resulting in deep-rooted issues are navigated in psychodynamic therapy, where as counselling tends to deal with less complex issues over a shorter period of time.
Psychodynamic psychotherapy seeks to understand how deep-rooted aspects of the past can have an impact on present day-to-day life and lead to recurring problems that cause suffering and distress. The process is a collaborative one in which the relationship between the client and the therapist is of great importance in order for the client to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their relationships with others, and in this way develop a greater self-awareness and insight so that change can be achieved.
The sessions take place in a private and confidential setting which provides a safe space for us to explore might be troubling you, causing you distress, suffering or preventing you experience your life fully. Therapy starts with an initial consultation to discuss how therapy could work for you.