There may be many reasons why someone might come to see a psychotherapist or counsellor. Psychotherapy and counselling offer a safe, confidential context to explore important life difficulties, patterns and changes.
Both psychotherapy and counselling offer a professional relationship whose purpose is to assist clients to explore and resolve personal difficulties and life issues. In confidential therapy sessions, clients have an opportunity to speak freely about their lives and discover more about their inner world.
Psychotherapy is a unique relationship between therapist and client in which relationship patterns, unconscious thoughts, feelings, wishes and beliefs can emerge and be explored and understood compassionately. This enables clients to know and accept themselves as they are, to heal past hurts, overcome the negative effects of trauma, deficit and loss and become empowered to make new choices and embrace positive change.