Counselling and psychotherapy are generic terms used for a process which allows an individual to discuss their problems and express difficult and confusing feelings in a safe, confidential environment.
Often people seek to see a counsellor or psychotherapist when they feel a crisis has happened and they want to process these difficult and often painful feelings in an environment where their distress and anxiety can feel seen and heard - they may have experienced a family event such as a bereavement or relationship issue. Or they may feel something in their lives needs to change or they just wish to explore themselves and their thoughts and feelings in more depth to understand themselves and their relationships and gain more clarity in their lives.
As human beings we are naturally capable of personal development and growth. Conquering our doubts and fears can enable us to find meaning in our lives, live a more fulfilling life and reach our true potential.
a counsellor or psychotherapist....
..will encourage you to talk about what has been bothering you in order to help uncover how you are really feeling and to help you to identify your specific ways of thinking and coping with difficulties.
Coming into therapy or counselling will provide you with a safe environment in which you can explore and understand difficult feelings, confusion and anxiety. It may often be necessary to look beyond the presenting problem to underlying causes enabling the resolution of longstanding as well as immediate difficulties.
The relationship you build with your therapist is of fundamental importance in allowing you to move through your difficulties, overcoming your struggles and can foster strength, resilience and a sense of completeness. Experiencing the therapist as accepting and non-judgmental allows you to explore these often painful issues and to make positive changes.
If you feel it would be helpful to speak to one of our counsellors or psychotherapists to see how therapy could help you, do get in touch with us either by phone 01473 218541 or email us at [email protected] and one of our counsellors or psychotherapists will call you back.
If you are looking for counselling or psychotherapy in Ipswich, Suffolk, we aim to offer you an initial appointment within 48 hours.