What is Therapy?

I work from a psychodynamic perspective, based on the principle that problems and distress in the present may be related to early experiences. Whether your problems are identifiable, or confusing, counselling can help you deal with emotions that are difficult to understand, giving you fresh insight into your life and work in order to find the best way forward. Carl Jung referred to it as our potential to ‘individuate’ - that is, become whole within our unique selves.

The following short video from The School of Life helpfully explains what psychotherapy is and why you might seek help.

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a time limited therapy (usually 6 sessions) most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems. CBT cannot remove your problems, but it can help you deal with them in a more positive way.

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Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)

Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy or DIT is a time limited and structured psychotherapy, typically delivered over 16 weekly sessions. It aims to help you understand the connection between presenting symptoms and what is happening in your relationships through identifying a core repetitive pattern of relating that can be traced back to childhood. Once this pattern is identified, it will be used to make sense of difficulties in relationships in the here-and-now that could be contributing to psychological stress.

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