What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a process that allows a person to come to a fuller understanding of their difficulties, motivations, abilities or worries in conjunction with their therapist. Psychotherapy looks at instincts and the unconscious mind, based on the idea that we may have memories or thoughts that we’ve masked using our mental energy in getting on with the demands of everyday life.

I use a combination of therapeutic techniques, but no matter what the technique, the underpinning principle is that psychotherapy is no magic cure; rather the capacity for cure lies within each person. Over time, clients develop a sense of mastery over their situations, feelings, thoughts and behaviours.

Your psychotherapist should always have in-depth psychotherapeutic training and be insured and licensed.