What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is has a strong evidence base (Wompold et 1997). It aims to reach the underlying, sometimes unconscious, causes of distress. In the safe setting of the therapy, which allows for taking risks, and in the exploration of the interactions with the therapist, you may discover a new awareness of the causes and effects of long-standing conflicts, and be able to change from behaviour that is destructive to a way of being that is more creative.

 
Who can benefit from psychotherapy?
People seek therapy for many different reasons - usually when they are not happy with aspects of their lives. They may lack a sense of well-being, or have a desire for greater self-knowledge and insight into the causes of their distress. Therapy provides a confidential setting in which emotional difficulties can be explored.
The list below indicates some of the range of difficulties that people come with:

  • stress
  • anxiety
  • depression irritability
  • work-related difficulties
  • panic attacks
  • problems with eating such as such as bulimia and anorexia nervosa
  • effects of abuse whether emotional, physical or sexual
  • alcohol and other substance misuse
  • family and relationships
  • loss, bereavement and grief
  • phobias and obsessions
  • pregnancy and parenting
  • suicidal feelings
  • emotionally-related health problems
  • effects of racism, homophobia, discrimination and social exclusion 
  • identity and trans-cultural issues
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • sexuality and gender

If you would like to discuss whether or not psychotherapy is what you require, or you would like to make an appointment with either Adrian or Rosalind, please contact us on 01273 401161.  Alternatively you can use the contact form below.