Talking to family and friends can help of course, but there’s nothing quite like an objective view from someone independent and qualified to help.
Whether you have a specific problem to resolve, a deep-seated or complex emotional issue or a general sense of dissatisfaction in life for no apparent reason, counselling and psychotherapy could help you find clarity, understanding and relief, as well as a way to realise your potential.
There could be many different reasons for seeking therapy. The following list is non-exhaustive, but includes some examples:
Dealing With Change
Work Related Problems
The reason you decide to find a therapist is unique and personal, and as such your reason need not fulfil a term or title.
My approach is down-to-earth. I offer a style of therapy developed as I completed my training as a therapist, one that continues to develop with ongoing training and one that delivers warmth, real interest with compassion and enough challenge to keep the mind stimulated and supported. It is essential that your objectives are met. After all, it’s your time and your money.
Counselling and psychotherapy are sometimes called talking therapies, and therefore most of the time the therapy sessions will feel like a good conversation with the normal questions, responses and stories but with the added benefit of good listening. Each session is personalised to match the needs of the client on the day.
Sessions may also include a variety of other techniques such as chair-work for example, depending on the client’s requirements.
“Thank you Oliver for always showing such kindness and understanding, and never judging. This has really helped me to open up about myself and to become a more open and trusting person with my friends, family and (boyfriend).”AP