"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall".
The terms counselling and psychotherapy are often used interchangeably. The key difference between the two courses of therapeutic treatment lies in the recommended time required to see benefits. Counselling usually refers to a brief treatment that centres around behaviour patterns. Psychotherapy focuses on working with clients for a longer-term and draws from insight into emotional problems and difficulties. This therapeutic relationship – between the psychotherapist and the client – strengthens from week to week, and gradually enables the client to open up and focus on the changes they most want to make in their life. Psychotherapy can both help you to understand how the problems that you are experiencing within close relationships or at work have developed by exploring your earliest relationships in childhood as well as significant perhaps traumatic events that have happened in your life. Through building understanding, insight and self-compassion, the relationship that you build with your psychotherapist will allow you to move forward from self-limiting beliefs and behaviours so that you can build healthy intimate relationships and reach your innate potentials. An integrative psychotherapist has been trained across various therapeutic approaches and is able to flexibly adjust to you and your needs in therapy.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
CBT, or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, has been proved to help treat a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions in adults, young people and children. CBT looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we act. In turn our actions can affect how we think and feel.The therapist and client work together in changing the client’s behaviours, or their thinking patterns, or both of these. You and your therapist will discuss your specific difficulties and set goals for you to achieve. CBT is not a quick fix. It involves hard work during and between sessions. Your therapist will not tell you what to do. Instead they will help you decide what difficulties you want to work on in order to help you improve your situation. Your therapist will be able to advise you on how to continue using CBT techniques in your daily life after your treatment ends.
When thinking about anger it can often be helpful to use the metaphor of an onion. Whilst on the outside initially it is only possible to see the external layer of an onion we know there are many layers underneath. This external layer of the onion the "anger" often conceals and covers up the more vulnerable feelings in layers beneath. It may take time and care to peel back these layers, but through the therapy I hope you will be able to learn to bare these vulnerable feelings in ways that do not involve anger or abuse to others. We will hope to achieve this by you using new ways of coping with vulnerable feelings and more effective ways of being assertive and effective in your communication with others.
Couples & Family Therapy
First off it is important to acknowledge that all families and couples go through challenging times, and on some occasions it can feel that these occasions get the better of us. It is at this point where it can be helpful to come for family therapy. In couples and family therapy we will try to find out how a family that had been living together successfully now found themselves sailing through choppier waters. It's also important to know that in a family like on a sailing boat every member is important and has an integral role to play in keeping the boat afloat. In couples and family therapy we will explore how interactions take place and try to encourage and identify more positive ways that individuals can communicate with each other.
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Please email us firstname.lastname@example.org with a contact telephone number and one of our therapists will call you to briefly discuss your options for therapy and arrange an assessment consultation.