'Who are you?'
Personal Therapy can be different from working through mental health issues. Many people do psychotherapy so as to explore themselves and develop self understanding and personal acceptance on an unconscious level. Psychotherapy of this kind brings up much of what is unconscious and it is this that brings self awareness and enables a person to live more authentically into the future.
Some of the aims of Psychotherapy is to develop self understanding and self empowerment and improve your long term mental and emotional health. Psychotherapy can be long or short term.
Psychotherapy aims at dealing with current issues and well as more deeper rooted problems, and techniques are used to explore our psychological and emotional processing allowing a person to alter and improve any areas that may be causing problems, especially that which is unconscious.
People find that Psychotherapy assists in defining and clarifying core values, improves functionning in the world and how you relate to others and it can also help to define who you are, by balancing personal identity, improving authenticity, interpersonal communication and improve how you feel. Sucessful Psychotherapy can be life changing and self empowering.
Long term Psychotherapy explores deeper
levels of being and is often that which is unconscious. One
of the aims in psychotherapy is to reduce or manage 'neurosis' and 'complexes'
(which most people have to some degree) and to facilitate a persons
growth into authenticity, perhaps reducing aspects of themselves that are identified with and to develop the parts to them that are not
It can result in profound
positive, long term changes in behaviours, feelings, personality and
internal mental, physiological and emotional processing. Psychotherapy
involves using specific counselling techniques drawn from various
schools of thought to explore deep rooted issues and experiences to
facilitate change. So if the problem you have is a deeply ingrained part of your
personality it’s more likely that long-term therapy is for you.
If you are worried whether therapy is for you, trying a shorter term therapy might be helpful to give you an idea of the process. If after short-term therapy you start to benefit from how it is working, then you can then continue into something longer (or do another round of short-term therapy, always an option).
develop your identity and make significant changes on a long term basis gaining greater understanding of yourself
I use techniques and theory drawn from
- (self-development, growth and responsibilities),
- (unconscious thoughts and perceptions,past development and understanding),
- Interpersonal and Dymanic Interpersonal Therapy (Working around interactions with others)
- Mindfulness CBT (Inner awareness, thinking and behaviour)
Read more about my Style and Orientation /Type of Psychotherapy I use) >
Integrative Psychotherapist & Mental Health Counsellor,
Tutor & Lecturer in Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapist,
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
and Complementary Therapist
Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling
Additional Qualification in
Advanced Professional Diploma in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
and Professional Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis and Counselling,
Relationship Psychology Diploma Distinction,
Specialist Nutrition & various Complementary Therapy Qualifications