What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy aims to help clients gain insight into their difficulties or distress, establish a greater understanding of their motivation, and enable them to find more appropriate ways of coping or bring about changes in their thinking and behaviour.

Psychotherapy involves exploring your feelings, beliefs, thoughts and relevant events, sometimes from childhood and personal history, in a structured way with someone trained to help you do it safely.

Integrative psychotherapy has developed out of a perception that, while accepting the validity of the accumulated wisdom, knowledge and skills of major different systems, no one approach alone contains all truth or solutions. There is little evidence, that any one therapeutic method is superior to all others for all types of problems and all types of clients. Integrative counselling and psychotherapy is a term used to describe the bringing together of ideas from different schools of psychotherapy or counselling, “blending” different parts into a whole.

Depending on the nature of your problem, therapy can be short or long term. Sessions can be provided for adults, adolescents and children on a one-to-one basis, or for couples.