Would you like to feel better about your life?
Are you feeling low, stressed or anxious?
Do you find your relationships don’t make you happy?
Are you stuck in a self sabotaging cycle, endlessly repeating negative patterns no matter how hard you try to do things differently?
Counselling and therapy can help by offering a safe, supportive environment to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviour because ultimately, it is our thoughts, feelings and behaviour that determine our experience.
Through self-awareness, acceptance and a little psycho education I believe people hold the capacity to make changes.
We just have to get out of our own way.
And sometimes we need a little help to do this.
Which one, counselling or psychotherapy?
Many people are unclear about the difference between counselling and psychotherapy. Broadly speaking, counselling tends to be short term, dealing with the cognitive affects in our day to day lives. Psychotherapy tends to go a little deeper and usually requires a longer term commitment. Psychotherapy usually involves an exploration of early development and then using the dynamics of what happens between client and therapist in the therapy room to understand what may be happening outside of conscious awareness. As a counsellor and psychotherapist, I won't be asking you to choose. To an observer, some sessions may look more like counselling and others more like psychotherapy, this all depends on what you want from your sessions.