Counselling and psychotherapy
COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY – INDIVIDUAL CLIENTS
Counselling - refers to a short term exploration of a particular problem.
Counselling helps to clarify your options and supports you to make positive decisions. It helps you to look at the problem more clearly and can be very useful if you are feeling stuck or unable to think your way out of a problem.
Psychotherapy - is longer term and concerned with how you shape your experience.
Psychotherapy helps you to grow and develop, to realize your potential, approach your life and your relationships with more awareness and to engage more fully and more satisfyingly in your experience. It helps you to look at yourself more clearly. This can take time and by definition has a more open ended quality. It is usually indicated if your problems are longstanding (perhaps originating in childhood) and affecting the quality of your life and / or your relationships.
Why shall I see a counsellor or therapist?
The counselor and / or therapist can offer a confidential space to talk about your problems. Additionally integrative counsellors and psychotherapists see the therapy relationship as a collaborative one. They do not judge, do not give advice or tell you what to do, as even the best intentioned friends often do. The aim is to help you to find your own direction and to make your own choices and decisions.
How long does it take?
This depends on what your goals are - which may not initially be obvious - and partly on your inclination. Sometimes a problem that seemed insurmountable, resolves after only a few sessions however significant changes in your underlying sense of yourself and your relationships might take a bit longer.
PSYCHOTHERAPY – COUPLES AND FAMILIES
Couples counselling for partners can help you to:
Communicate more effectively.
Find a way to listen and to be heard.
Understand patterns in your thoughts, emotions and behaviors towards each other.
Understand yourself and your partner by appreciating how childhood family values and beliefs influence your current relationship.
If you decide to separate, it can help you to understand and accept the decision you made.
Cope in a better way with stressful life events such as: work pressures, new family commitments, and arrival of the new member of your family, money problems, health difficulties and any other challenging circumstances.
Address conflict between you and your partner.
To cope better with the end the relationship.
Coaching is based on training, and development to achieve your full potential. Coaching helps you to live and to get what you want from life, and to achieve specific personal and career goals. It can support you in the process of communicating properly with yourself and the people around you. Couching can help with your motivation, assertiveness and questions about who you are and where you are going.