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Counselling and Psychotherapy

I do individual, couple (opposite and same sex) and relationship counselling and psychotherapy with issues involving the following, (this is not an exclusive list);

~ stress, anxiety, depression
~ lack of confidence
~ relationships and intimacy
~ loss of desire
~ sexual abuse, physical abuse, psychological abuse
~ trauma and PTSD
~ anger management
~ self-harm
~ suicidal ideation
~ psychosomatic illness; eczema, asthma, insomnia, etc
~ bereavement and loss
~ alcohol addiction, drug addiction, sex addiction and so on
~ existential crisis; identity, meaning, isolation, fear of death
~ religious indoctrination and abuse
~ spiritual crisis and spiritual addiction
~ psychosexual therapy; vaginismus, anorgasmia, erectile dysfunction, rapid (premature) ejaculation and delayed ejaculation.

I also work with people who are purely interested in self development.

Counselling and psychotherapy are similar in approach; counselling is generally concerned with working through events or issues that come up in the course of life. It is often more concerned with resolving issues that are of a more conscious nature. It is useful when there are things that need to be talked through in a sensitive, compassionate and non-judgemental way.

Psychotherapy is more concerned with getting under the surface of the problems or issues; it is concerned with characterological transformation. People often come for psychotherapy when they are 'stuck' in a familiar pattern of thinking, feeling or behaviour. It is particularly useful for the person who sees (or doesn't see) what is troubling them, but in either case doesn't know what to do to about it. Psychotherapy is useful when the client has no idea what is the cause of their problems; psychotherapy can work as an exploratory process where the person gains new insight.

Both counselling and psychotherapy start with an honest conversation about why you have come for therapy.

Counselling can just take a matter of weeks or longer, psychotherapy usually takes months or years. A good therapeutic outcome will always depend on the quality of the relationship between therapist and client.

I practice psychotherapy and counselling in Cambridge and King's Cross in London.

 
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