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What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a process where you team up with a therapist to explore and understand your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. It’s a safe and supportive space to discuss your challenges, work through feelings, emotions, and develop strategies to improve your mental health and overall well-being.

The main goal of psychotherapy is to help you gain insight into your experiences, uncover patterns that might be holding you back, and empower you to make positive changes. You may feel like you have been putting on a brave face and dealing with struggles for a long time. After a while, you end up feeling very tired and overwhelmed. Being able to discuss these issues with someone, knowing that you will not be judged or criticised can feel like a real relief. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, or just looking for personal growth, therapy provides a confidential, non-judgmental space to talk things through.

What Does it Involve?

I know what it is like to feel stressed, overwhelmed and hopeless even when you think that there is no reason to feel this way. It can be frustrating, confusing and disheartening. Everyone is different and your struggles are valid and should be taken seriously and empathetically. One of the best parts about psychotherapy is how personalised it is. Our sessions will be tailored to fit your unique needs, helping you set and achieve goals at your own pace. As an integrative psychotherapist, I use different approaches that match your needs. 

This can be based on frameworks such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) which focuses on changing thoughts, emotions and behaviours, psychodynamic therapy or hypnotherapy that focus on understanding your experiences to uncover patterns and unresolved conflicts (It’s like taking a look under the hood of your mind to see what’s really driving you), or person-centred and mindfulness-based approaches that focus on your own autonomy and ability to heal. These approaches can help you learn coping skills, change deep-rooted negative behaviours, improve communication in relationships, and build resilience.

Is it all Doom and Gloom?

No! Psychotherapy isn’t just about treating struggles; it’s also about improving your overall quality of life. By fostering self-awareness and emotional intelligence, therapy can help you build stronger relationships, boost your self-esteem, and create a more balanced and fulfilling life. Choosing to seek therapy is a brave and empowering step towards a healthier and happier you. Click the button below if you are ready for that change. I would love to be part of this exciting journey!