Counselling and Psychotherapy differ in many ways, I tend to think of counselling as shorter term work that focuses on a specific issue, and psychotherapy as longer term work which is more in-depth.
Take a few minutes to listen to the video it highlights what psychotherapy is and why it can be helpful to so many people.
When is counselling or psychotherapy helpful?
Therapy is sought for a myriad of reasons and there is no issue too small, too large, or too strange to bring. Below are just some examples:
- Life transitions such as marriage, having a child, children leaving home, mid-life issues, and retirement
- Unresolved childhood issues
- Relationship crises
- Gender or transgender issues
- Relationship with food.
- Health crises – coming to terms with your own illness or someone else’s
- Loss such as bereavement, miscarriage, divorce, separation
- Lack of self-esteem or self-confidence
- Anxiety, stress – feeling overwhelmed by life
- Abuse, trauma and post-traumatic stress
- Ageing and mortality
- Work related problems – stress, bullying, burnout or redundancy
- Depression, emotional numbness or feeling disconnected from people and life
- Addictions – alcohol, drugs, work, sex, food
- Dealing with difficult feelings such as shame, guilt, anger and frustration
- Menopause – the emotional and physical impact
- Creative blocks
- Sexual problems
- Conflicts around cultural identity
- A need to find meaning in life
- A desire to know yourself better