Deborah Davies Counselling
18th September 2020
What is Psychotherapy?Psychotherapy is a "talking" therapy. It is an opportunity to meet with a professional on a regular basis to talk about yourself and any difficulties or problems which you might be facing. The therapist does not give advice or tell you what to do but rather listens and creates a non-judgmental, confidential space where feelings and thoughts can be explored. I offer both open-ended and short-term therapy. Short-term therapy offers the client a more directive and practical approach and tends to be more goal oriented.
The aim of psychotherapy will be different for each client but it is intended that all individuals will gain a greater sense of well-being in their lives, improve their sense of agency, capacity for choice and flexibility.
“This is an absolute necessity for anybody today. You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody, you don’t know what anybody owes to you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. This is the place of creative incubation. At first you may find that nothing happens there. But if you have a sacred place and use it, something eventually will happen” Joseph Campbell
Signs that counselling might be considered:
Family or relationship problems
Minster Centre website
London Psychotherapy Network website
ejournal Contemporary Psychotherapy
"The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases." (Carl Jung)