We offer a safe, confidential, accepting and respectful space, where you can bring what you need and we explore these together, having the freedom to be yourself without judgement. We believe a trusting, honest relationship is of great importance and one that is built together through open communication to meet your needs.
Areas of counselling and psychotherapy we deal with:
including suicidal ideation
family, partners, improving communication skills
- Anxiety – including generalised anxiety, panic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder
including life stress, work stress, the stress of education
self-esteem, self-confidence, negative self-beliefs
substance abuse, gambling, sexual addiction
emotional, physical, sexual, financial
past or present losses
childhood, life events
Spiritual or Religious struggles
What is psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy and counselling are talking therapies that help to deal with emotional problems and mental health issues. This can help to express your feelings and gain a deeper insight into yourself and the issues you face. Psychotherapy aims to be a gentle process in finding more suitable ways of coping that can lead to better mental and emotional wellbeing.
How we work
We work from a humanistic perspective that endeavours to understand the experience of each individual in the present moment, providing a client-therapist relationship that is based on acceptance, honesty, respect and trust. We adopt an integrative framework that offers a holistic approach, which helps to raise awareness to mind and body processes and attempts to meet the needs of each client.
How many sessions will you need?
We offer long-term and short-term therapy work. Short-term work can last up to a few weeks or months and long-term work can last up to a year, 2 years or more. You can choose the amount of sessions that feel comfortable for you, or it may be unknown until later throughout your journey, depending on the depth and complexity of issues you want to resolve.
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Your experience is your pain. Your pain is your power.
– Amita Shukla