Unpleasant symptoms like anxiety, depression, panic attacks can create feelings of pressure and isolation and a real feeling that there is no direction to turn to. The aim of Psychotherapy is to eradicate these distressing symptoms. Our approach gives clients the insight and self-awareness to understand where these feelings originated from and why our choices in life such as work, experiences and relationships are rooted in our past and present. Most problems, concerns and issues are temporary but it is only by interacting with a therapist that this becomes apparent.
We specialize in a wide range of psychotherapeutic concerns, including:
Body Image Issues
Family Relational Issues
Grief and Loss
Sexual Abuse/Sexual Assault
LGBTQ+ & Transgender Concerns
Sex, Sexuality and Sexual Health
The First Session
What to Expect
During our initial sessions, we will look at the underlying reasons that brought to you to therapy and learn more about what you hope to gain from psychotherapy. Everyone has a unique set of circumstances, family and childhood history that allows us to develop and tailor a treatment plan so we can set goals together for meaningful change, growth and optimism for the future.
The psychotherapy process involves the patterns of conscious and unconscious thoughts, feelings and behaviour that are brought to awareness through the relationship between the therapist and client. The understanding of this material helps to create change. This connection is developed and advanced through the client’s sharing of information and the therapist’s clinical approach. This relationship is nurtured through positive regard, honesty and mutual respect. The process usually consists of two stages, the first stage deals with creating stabilisation so clients function better from day to day and symptoms are alleviated.
The second stage allows clients to progress with treatment that entails more dynamic, insight-orientated work which illuminates and helps clients understand their patterns of behaviour and long term eradication of emotional distress.
The client starts to look at the future with more optimism and learns to make healthier, more effective choices, moving forward in life, feeling empowered and hopeful about the future.