Counselling and Psychotherapy offers you a safe, confidential place to talk about your life and anything that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable. It allows you to talk with someone who is trained to listen attentively and to help you improve things.
Only you can decide whether you wish to try counselling or psychotherapy. Just talking to someone confidentially who is not a friend or family member can make all the difference.
I tailor therapy to client’s individual needs, therefore the length and focus of work varies according to individual needs and circumstances. However, in each case the aim is to help you to explore who you are, and the problems and crises in your life. Whether they arise from recent circumstances, health issues, childhood events or long standing attitudes and beliefs. Plus helping and encouraging you to develop better ways of coping, and take positive steps to resolve your issues. To enable you to live the life you deserve.
During therapy I will act as a guide to help you express uncomfortable feelings, take responsibility for your own behaviours/thoughts/feelings, draw upon your own natural resources using memory, imagination, problem solving abilities, self-awareness, and a range of complementary thinking styles to employ in various different situations. To create an environment that enables effective change to take place.
Counselling/Psychotherapy can be used to treat a wide range of issues including, however not limited to:
Counselling or Psychotherapy?
Counselling and Psychotherapy are often considered to be interchangeable therapies that overlap in a number of ways. The key difference between the two courses of therapeutic communication treatments lies in the recommended time to see benefits. Counselling usually refers to a brief treatment that centres on behaviour patterns, and is often the best course of therapeutic treatment for anyone who already has an understanding of well-being, and who is also able to resolve problems. Whereas, Psychotherapy focuses on working with clients for a longer-term, and draws from insight into deep seated and long-standing emotional problems and difficulties.
Although longer-term therapy may be appropriate in some cases, especially when therapy requires addressing the cause of the problem, opposed to just the treatment of symptoms. My aim is to issue as few sessions as possible, whilst ensuring that you have the skills and tools to become your own inner therapist, before therapy comes to an end.
I do not provide medical advice or diagnosis. All therapies provided are not intended to diagnose or treat any particular individual or condition. If you have a professionally diagnosed mental or physical condition, please consult with your registered medical practitioner first. By seeking therapy with MJB Counselling you are agreeing to this Disclaimer.