General Psychotherapy for Adults 18+

General Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy offers a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings, helping you understand underlying patterns and behaviors. It can improve your coping mechanisms for stress, anxiety, and depression, enhance relationships, and promote personal growth and self-awareness, leading to a more fulfilling and balanced life.

When I first sought therapy in 2011, following the significant loss of a loved one, I found myself drowning in uncertainty. The internet offered endless choices, yet I was clueless about which direction would best address my challenges. This overwhelming experience helped me to understand the life-changing impact of psychotherapy, leading me to become a therapist. With this knowledge and personal insight, my goal is to shed a light on how psychotherapy can support you, as well as, what it is and isn’t.

Psychotherapy Can Help With:

  1. Improved Emotional Health: Psychotherapy can support you in recognising, understanding and communicating your feelings more effectively. This is especially helpful if you’re dealing with depression, anxiety, or stress, as it can lead to a significant improvement in your overall mood and emotional state.
  2. Enhanced Self-Awareness: Through engaging in psychotherapy, you can gain a deeper insight into who you are and what motivates you. This can help you understand the root causes of dilemmas and challenges, enabling you to make more informed decisions about your life.
  3. Strengthened Relationships: It offers strategies to enhance your communication skills, resolve conflicts, and understand others’ perspectives better. This can lead to healthier, more fulfilling relationships with friends, family and partners.
  4. Stress and Coping Skills: You’ll learn effective techniques to manage stress and cope with challenges, which can increase your resilience and ability to navigate difficult situations with greater ease.
  5. Resolution of Trauma: It provides a secure environment to explore past traumas and work through them, which can diminish their impact on your current life and help you move forward.
  6. Increased Life Satisfaction: By addressing and working through specific issues, psychotherapy can lead to a greater sense of contentment and joy in your life, enhancing your overall satisfaction.
  7. Prevention of Future Issues: Equipping you with the skills to face potential stressors or mental health challenges in the future, psychotherapy can play a critical role in preventing minor issues from developing into more significant problems.

Psychotherapy Is:
Psychotherapy, often referred to as talk therapy, is a collaborative treatment grounded in dialogue between you and a therapist. It’s a process designed to explore thoughts and feelings, foster personal growth and resolve psychological challenges. Psychotherapy can address a wide range of issues, from coping with daily life stresses to healing from traumatic experiences, managing mental health conditions like depression or anxiety, and improving relationships and social skills.

Psychotherapy Isn’t:
Psychotherapy is not a quick fix or an instant solution to life’s problems. It doesn’t involve providing formal diagnoses, or prescribing medication, although therapists might work with psychiatrists and doctors who do. It’s also not about giving advice. Instead, psychotherapy requires active participation and engagement from you, with the therapist facilitating the process rather than dictating it. Psychotherapy is not about judging or critiquing your life choices but rather understanding and addressing them in a supportive space.