If this is your first visit and you are looking to make an appointment please let us offer you some reassurance…
Every individual at some point in their life experiences mental health problems, in the same way that all individuals are at times impacted by their physical health. This is a natural and sometimes necessary occurrence in a person’s life and is often a response mechanism to the stresses and trials of current hectic everyday living.
We all get stuck at some point in our lives and need support. Despite the messages we may have received from our environment, reaching out for help is indeed a sign of great strength and courage.
The very fact that you are here means you are willing to work towards becoming self-aware by being vulnerable and by taking responsibility for your own mental health and wellbeing.
Being in therapy gives you a regular time to think and talk about the issues, which are stopping you from living a happier and fuller life. This is carried out in a confidential, safe and non-judgemental space. It works best when a collaborative relationship is formed between you and your therapist.
You and the therapist will explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours that may be causing emotional and physical distress. Together you will discover new healthier ways of coping and letting go of past experiences, enabling you to move forward with your life.
When you see a psychotherapist or counsellor you get to learn more about your mental health, how you relate to it, and how to look after it on a daily basis. You also learn about who you are as a person, and how your mind and body works and the relationship between your beliefs and thoughts and how you feel and behave.
Psychotherapists and counsellors offer a range of interventions to those experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties. These include cognitive behavioural therapies, humanistic and solution focused approaches.