Can counselling help?

The exploding demands of our fast-paced world are becoming increasingly stressful and difficult to handle.  Counselling offers you the chance to slow down and create time to reflect on thoughts and feelings.

Counselling offers you the opportunity to be listened to and heard. By doing so, this can help you understand more clearly how to deal with  situations or offer a new perspective.

Therapy is a collaborative process and is an opportunity for you to talk to another person who is completely non judgmental with the assurance of complete confidentiality.

You don’t need to be “messed up” to benefit from therapy. I think everybody should create time to exercise their mind, focus and concentration just as you create time to exercise the other muscles in you body.  Therapy is beneficial for for anyone wanting to learn more about themselves and their relationships.

A number of review papers have been conducted providing support for counselling to have significantly greater clinical effectiveness compared with usual care or medication alone. For more information on effectiveness click here

Here are some of the issues that counselling can help address;

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Addictive behaviours
  • Bullying
  • Childhood trauma
  • Depression
  • Health related problems
  • Life change
  • Loss
  • Low self esteem
  • Panic attacks
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Relationships
  • Sexual abuse
  • Stress
  • Work problems

5 things a psychotherapist wants you to know

#MHAW17 – For all our interest in wellbeing, there remains a taboo about the topic of mental health and psychotherapy.Perhaps it’s a fear of someone rooting around in your past, or anxiety about receiving confirmation of what so many fear: being flawed. Or maybe you dread the thought of being trapped into a lifetime of therapy. Or perhaps you have resigned yourself to always feeling this way.As a psychotherapist who has been practising for more than 20 years, there are five things I’d like you to know. I wrote an article for Breathe Magazine exploring each in detail. Download and read the full article here: if you'd like to work together to feel better, explore how here:

‎Posted by Renée van der Vloodt – Psychotherapist, Trainer & Coach on‎ יום שלישי 9 מאי 2017