Psychotherapy with Ray Little.
Counselling & Psychotherapy Services Available
Counselling with either Ray Little or Jane Read.
Couples & Relationship Therapy and Psychosexual Therapy
both with Jane Read. (See separate Couples & Relationship Counselling page)
Psychotherapy & Counselling
Psychotherapy and counselling are helping processes involving a confidential talking relationship between the therapist and client. The overall aim is for the client to explore feelings and thoughts with the therapist to enable them to manage their lives more satisfactorily.
Psychotherapy and counselling can help people experiencing personal difficulties, who wish to accomplish understanding, insight and change in their lives. People who seek help may wish to deal with a variety of issues.
These may include:
These may be as a result of day-to-day stresses of living, or as a result of specific events in life, either current or that have occurred in the past.
Counselling is shorter-term work, which focuses more on specific issues and events. The therapist will work with you to help you to explore and understand your situation or the event that you have come to counselling to address, and help you make the appropriate changes or adjustments in your life.
Psychotherapy involves more in-depth work than counselling, usually takes longer and explores more fully those deeper underlying aspects of ourselves; our inner world and personal experience, and the ways we may have of dealing with ourselves, others and the world.
The therapist's approach recognises the link, not always conscious, between past events in a persons life and their present experience, and appreciates the therapeutic benefit and advantage of the relationship between the client and the therapist in their work together.