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How can psychotherapy help?

What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy aims to help clients gain insight into their difficulties or distress, establish a greater understanding of their motivation, and enable them to find more appropriate ways of coping or bring about changes in their thinking and behaviour.


Psychotherapy involves exploring feelings, beliefs, thoughts and relevant events, sometimes from childhood and personal history, in a structured way with somebody trained to help you do it safely.
Depending on the nature of your problem, therapy can be short or long term. We provide sessions for adolescents and adults on a one to one basis, or for couples and groups whose members share similar problems.


What happens during psychotherapy?

Every session is different because every client is different, as are their problems. Your psychotherapist will encourage you to talk and explore, in a structured way, your feelings and experiences.


Your therapist may also suggest particular techniques as part of that exploration – for example, using art, imaging, dream or movement work.
Psychotherapy is not a magical cure; it is a process to help you find the capacity for improvement within yourself.

Our service may help you with:

Anxiety or an inability to cope or concentrate

Trouble communicating

Inability to deal with stress or recover from stressful situations

Lack of confidence or excessive shyness

Coping with the effects of abuse

Feelings of depression, sadness, grief or emptiness

Extreme mood swings

Difficulty making or sustaining relationships, or repeatedly becoming involved in unsatisfying or destructive relationships

Sexual problems

Difficulties in coming to terms with losses such as bereavement, divorce or loss of employment

Eating disorders

Self harm


Obsessive behaviour

Panic attacks and phobia


The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.

– Carl Rogers 1961