Category: About Therapy

What is a psychotherapy session like?

At it’s core, psychotherapy is about your life, and the type of life that you would like to live. There are many different ideas about mental health therapy because it comes in many different forms. The different psychological and counseling therapies can be put into four basic groups. There are ‘talk therapies’, action-based psychotherapies, memory processing therapies, and counseling therapies to help with relationships. Give us a call if you would like further information. You can also book and appointment online. Talk Therapies and Cognitive Psychotherapy Talking is normally a large component psychological therapy, including cognitive therapy, psychodynamic therapy, existential therapy, and humanistic therapy. Some people have initial nervousness about talking about themselves, but this dissipates quickly. Most people enjoy the opportunity to say what has really been on their mind. Through the process of being able to express yourself and receive feedback from your psychologist, you will come to ....

Men’s Psychology: Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Relationships and More

Why counselling for men’s psychology is important Men’s psychology is more than counselling for anger, anxiety, depression, and relationships. If you’re reading this, then chances are you’ve been struggling for a long time and now are ready to do something about it. Men are good at a lot of things. Two things we tend to be terrible at are asking for help and talking about our feelings. It’s not really all that surprising. Most of us have been taught to shut down our emotions rather than understanding them. Instead of expressing the full range of human emotions we feel pressured into displaying anger, irritability, regret, and not much else. This causes problems. It can make us withdraw from others, lash out in anger, rely on alcohol and drugs, or suffer in silence. You may be surprised to learn that one out of every five men you know will have anxiety ....

Brief or Comprehensive Therapy?

What’s the difference? Brief therapy, involving three to ten treatment sessions, suits people who have a specific therapy goal.  Most people will benefit from this therapy and some people leave at this point and go on to do very well. Others will stay on to do comprehensive therapy or return after a break. Comprehensive therapy is longer and deeper than brief therapy. The longer length of treatment allows for the exploration of deeper levels of personal experience, such as developing insight into how your beliefs shape the way in which you see the world, the impact that your beliefs have on your life, understanding and interpreting childhood experiences, and strengthening your relationships with others. While brief therapy usually occurs weekly, comprehensive therapy may be weekly, fortnightly, or monthly. Why choose comprehensive psychological therapy? Comprehensive psychological therapy will help you make deeper changes and maintain these changes across the course of ....

The Journey Of Change

In this edition I’m going to outlay one of the metaphors that explain the process of making life long changes. It is based on many, many, stories of people growing through adversity and discovering a greater sense of strength, identify, and wisdom*. It isn’t the only story of recovery, but it resonates with many people. Let’s begin: You might think that beginning is where you are at now. It isn’t. Your story began a long time ago. It began in the “normal world”. That is, the time before you faced the challenges you are struggling with. You might even have trouble remembering what that was like, but at the time things seemed great – as if you didn’t have a care in the world. Then something went wrong. It may have been something that you or another person did or didn’t do. Or perhaps you noticed that you were feeling ....

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