Many of us experience trying times in our lives when challenges and difficulties may be greater than usual, or our ways of dealing with them don’t seem to work well anymore. Perhaps you have experienced a crisis or life event which is hard to cope with on your own. These are times when reaching out for support and an opportunity to talk, reflect and discover is a sound investment.
The aim of counselling or psychotherapy is to relieve distress and promote a positive sense of well-being. The terms counselling and psychotherapy are often used interchangeably. Counselling tends to focus on seeking solutions for short term difficulties about a specific issue or crisis. Psychotherapy is generally seen as a longer term engagement that offers an overview of the full landscape of your life to explore issues in a way that develops a stronger sense of self with which to understand, integrate and transform difficulties so as to experience and enjoy life more fully.