What is Counselling?
What is Psychotherapy?

From time to time, we all feel stressed by life events, for example, an illness, a death, job stress, job loss, break up of a relationship, loneliness, bullying, arguments, court cases and so on. We may seek help from friends, family or colleagues.

This may be enough but when it is not, many people seek help from a professional, such as a counsellor or a psychotherapist.

A counsellor will provide an objective listening ear, acknowledgement, validation and empathy. A psychotherapist will also help you draw up a plan for recovery.

People come to counsellors and psychotherapists for a wide range of problems: anxiety, panic, depression, relationship difficulties, dissatisfaction with life, loss of a sense of direction or purpose, long-lasting grief, low self-esteem, domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Counselling or Psychotherapy may last just a few sessions or, more commonly, continue for several weeks or even longer, depending on the wishes and needs of the person.

Clients under 18 or over 65 or clients with serious psychiatric issues such as schizophrenia, psychosis or dementia, may be referred to more appropriate services

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Logical Levels of Change

Environment: Your physical, emotional, mental space.

Behaviour: What you do, your actions. A person or company's values contribute to defining behaviour.

Capability: Your skills, tools, abilities.

Beliefs: The decisions (meaning) you make about things outside of you: the company, the world, a situation ("They are...", "It is...")

Identity: The decisions (meaning) you make about yourself ("I am...")

Core: What is most sacred in your life or at the company. Your mission, the company's mission.

Issues Covered:

  • Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Assertiveness
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Communication Problems
  • Conflict
  • Coping Difficulties
  • Couples Counselling
  • Crisis
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Employment Issues
  • Family Issues
  • Gay / Lesbian Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Health Related Issues
  • Marriage Issues

Issues Covered:

  • Miscarriage
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Personal Development
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Post-Natal Depression
  • Psychosexual Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self confidence
  • Self Esteem
  • Separation / Divorce
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Trauma
  • Violence
  • Work Related Issues
  • Alien Abduction