We all experience low points in life which may include:

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Why Counselling? Why Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy?

Why Counselling?

Counselling is a talking therapy that helps patients explore current difficulties which are stopping them from getting on with their lives. Current circumstances can sometimes affect us in ways that seems out of proportion to what is actually going on in our lives. This can take the form of depression, feeling overwhelmed, chronic anxiety or sometimes an ongoing series of niggling physical symptoms that your doctor has identified as having an emotional root rather than an illness.

Counselling can offer the opportunity to explore these and other difficulties in a safe, non judgemental and confidential environment. It can provide a supportive space in which to understand the way past experiences may lie behind present difficulties.

Why Psychoanalytic psychotherapy?

Psychoanalysis addresses longer term, more complex and deep-seated distress, reducing symptoms and alleviating suffering.

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is an effective treatment for a range of emotional and relationship problems. It is a talking therapy based upon psychoanalytic thinking which seeks to understand the meaning in symptoms and patterns of behaviour. Through the structured relationship with the therapist, the patient can explore the underlying, less conscious causes of psychological distress and gain a greater understanding of the meaning of symptoms and patterns of behaviour. Deep-seated problems may be resolved within the setting of the therapy and the dynamic of the therapeutic relationship.