Psychotherapy and Counselling
The psyche is a natural phenomenon. All aspects of the psyche, even those which seem pathological or destructive, actually serve the function of furthering our psychological development.
Therapy provides a space where you can work through your unique issues in a supported, professional environment. Issues we can work on with you include anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, stress and relationship difficulties.
In top-down processing, which is normally what we do in psychotherapy, we talk about our problems, our symptoms, or our relationships. And then the therapist often tries to get the client to feel what they’re feeling when they talk about those kinds of things.
Psychotherapy allows individuals to deeply explore their past experiences and childhood relationships. The psycho-therapeutic relationship enables the client to gain deep insights into unproductive behavioural and relational patterns that might be preventing them from enjoying fulfilling relationships and satisfying lives.
It can be difficult to truly begin to know oneself. A key tenant of therapy is that the client must begin to accept responsibility for their lives and choices. Psychotherapy will assist in this process and support the individual.
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”
― Carl R. Rogers
In counselling, clients are helped to overcome current issues which may be preventing them enjoying or engaging with life. The counselling process is at times more specifically goal focused than psychotherapy.
Counselling can help find better ways of self expression and coping strategies. The counselling relationship is a safe place for support to navigate times of turbulence and change.