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 someone trained to help you do it safely, looking to change the perspective by which life is viewed.
Depending on the nature of your problem, therapy can be short or long term but our emphasis is on brief structured therapy, usually 6-8 sessions.
How does Psychotherapy work?
Psychotherapy is a term that covers a number of differing approaches to psychological change. In comparing psychotherapy with counselling it is generally acknowledged that the psychotherapist will often use a wider range of therapeutic interventions and draw from differing schools of therapy.
We draw from the Analytical Psychology of Carl Jung, the Gestalt approach of Fritz Perls and Buddhist Mindfulness, and many other inspirational therapies and ideas.
The therapist listens carefully to the story the client is visualising and living, seeking the area on which to focus and techniques to use that offer the greatest chance of swift relief.
What happens during a session?
The therapist builds up a picture of the aspirations, fears and progress towards integration of the often warring inner parts that contribute to the whole personality.
In Jungian terms the client embarks on a voyage of self-discovery whereby their true potential as a human being individuates out of a sea of often confusing subconscious processes.
The therapist offers the safe hands to guide a person to new shores after voyaging on the night sea journey of the soul.
Insight and exploration are the two processes that are employed on this journey to wholeness.
- Inner turmoil
- Spiritual growth
- Understanding the past
Fees are £60/session