Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy in Brighton

The central and crucial hypothesis of the client-centred approach in which I work as a psychotherapist in Brighton is that individuals have within themselves vast resources for self-understanding and constructive growth. The quality of the therapeutic relationship is a significant element in determining effectiveness.

Psychotherapists who are successful in facilitating constructive change bring certain qualities to the therapy room. It is those attitudes of warmth, understanding, and acceptance that, I believe, I bring to the therapeutic relationship. Its effectiveness would free you to find your own way and direction. It would allow/enable you to work at your own pace, arising out of any vulnerability, anxiety and desire for growth.

There are many general life and singular issues with which I have worked with clients as a psychotherapist:

  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Couples counselling
  • Bullying
  • Discrimination
  • Bereavement
  • Workplace and student based issues

Difference between psychotherapy and counselling  

Psychotherapy and counselling are often considered to be interchangeable therapies that overlap in a number of ways. Counselling, in specific situations, is offered as part of the psychotherapy process; whereas a counsellor may work with clients in a psychotherapeutic manner.

Psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling are talking therapies. They are used to treat emotional problems and mental health issues. The UKCP, for which I am a registered member (my professional psychotherapy training took 7 years), ensures its members are qualified to the highest standard. This means they are able to provide safe, expert therapy to help with emotional, social or mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and schizophrenia.

How can psychotherapy benefit me?

A trained psychotherapist can offer a safe environment in which you can
• express your feelings
• gain a deeper insight into the issues you face.

People often choose to have psychotherapy because they are experiencing difficulties and distress in their lives. But you don’t have to be in crisis to have psychotherapy. Many individuals choose psychotherapy as part of their personal development. 

Psychotherapy is confidential

Psychotherapy sessions are confidential. This means that you can talk about things you might not feel be able to discuss with anyone else. I will aim to help you find better ways to cope, or bring about changes in the way you think and behave to improve your mental and emotional wellbeing.

Psychotherapy Brighton & Hove

Psychotherapy Brighton & Hove

How many sessions will I have?

Psychotherapy can be a short or long term. The number of sessions will depend on you and the depth and complexity of the issues you want to resolve. It is unusual for therapy to last for less than six sessions. Some types of therapy, indeed, may last for two years or more. I would listen to what you bring, helping you to understand yourself better and make positive changes in your life. 

What can I expect from psychotherapy?

The word ‘therapy’ is used to cover talking therapies I practice, such as counselling, psychotherapy and coaching. Psychotherapy offers a safe and confidential place to talk to a trained professional about your concerns, issues and feelings. You can talk about difficult events or your relationships and emotions as well as negative thoughts and behaviours that you want to change.

Therapists do not give you advice or solve your problems for you. I will listen to what you bring, helping you to understand yourself better and make positive changes in your life. There’s no stronger evidence that counselling changes lives than those whose lives have been turned around by counselling. 

Book a session now

I work as a psychotherapist in Kemptown Brighton, BN2 0AA. Call/text/Whatsapp me on 07880 757702 or email me if you would like to know more.

Psychotherapy
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