Psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling are classically talking therapies. They are used to assist in treating emotional struggles and mental health issues. Psychotherapy can also include using the arts. Sometimes words cannot be found, to convey the experience individuals may be struggling with. Working with a multi modality approach to psychotherapy can help – music, image and metaphor can also express what words can’t. We use many approaches including this in psychotherapeutic work, with individuals, couples and groups.
Psychotherapy sessions are confidential, as long as you are not of harm to yourself or others. This means you can be assured that your personal issues are not shared with anyone. A therapist would help you to explore the issues you have been struggling with and to assist you to work through the feelings associated. It may be that you want to look at how to cope better or bring about changes in your life – so you can feel happier and achieve your goals. You may be locked into old patterns of relating to others and can’t seem to change it. Therapy can help.