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.
– Carl Rogers 1961