If you are suffering with depression, stress, anxiety or any other internal angst or if any of these questions resonate with you then counselling and psychotherapy can help:
  • Do you need someone to talk to?
  • Are you finding it difficult to cope with life?
  • Are you stressed and or feel anxious?
  • Do you feel despair?
  • Have you lost someone close to you?
  • Are your relationships in trouble?
  • Have you experienced something difficult in your past that you now need to talk about?
  • Is your confidence and self-esteem low?
  • Are you troubled with a past traumatic event?

What exactly is Counselling & Psychotherapy?

The terms “counselling” and “psychotherapy” are often used interchangeably, but there is a slight distinction.  Counselling generally refers to short-term consultation while psychotherapy typically refers to longer-term treatment.  Counselling typically deals with present issues that are easily resolved on the conscious level whereas psychotherapy intensively and extensively examines a person’s psychological history.  In other words, counselling is more concerned with practical or immediate issues and outcomes while psychotherapy is more focused on helping a person understand their life in a profound and reflective manner.  Counselling normally helps a client process powerful emotions such as grief or anger, deal with immediate causes of stress and anxiety, clarify values and identify options when making important personal or professional decisions, manage conflicts within relationships, develop better interpersonal and communication skills, or intentionally change unproductive thoughts and behaviours.

Psychotherapy, on the other hand, is an evolutionary process that helps a person look at long-standing attitudes, thoughts, and behaviours that have resulted in the current quality of one’s life and relationships.  It goes much deeper to uncover root causes of problems, resulting in more dramatic changes in perspective regarding oneself, one’s life experience, and the world in general.  Ultimately, psychotherapy aims to empower the individual by freeing them from the grip of unconscious triggers or impulses through increased self-awareness.