Psychotherapist in Norfolk
Everyone will at some point in their lives, experience a struggle, face uncertainty, anxiety, sadness, despair or loneliness. We may need to seek support from a professional Counsellor/ Psychotherapist for a variety of reasons and there is no shame in asking for help. Our mental health is paramount to our well being. Sometimes we get stuck in patterns of behaviour that simply don't serve us very well any longer and we need help to become unstuck and to make changes. We may have learnt to adapt as a child to our parents needs and feel very far away from the person we truly are.
We all have something about ourselves we don't like, something that causes us to feel shame and embarrassment, as though we are not good enough. These feelings we have about ourselves may have come from our relationships with caregivers, or from a current relationships or from life's circumstances, things at were outside of our control. It is the human condition to feel not "good enough" or a failure and sometimes these feelings if prolonged, turn into a downward spiral of self criticism or self loathing and they become habitual and wear us down. Talking about our situation, our difficulties with someone who is outside of our situation, can really help and this is where my therapy services come in.
Counselling and Psychotherapy are often used in a similar way. Counselling tends to be a shorter process than psychotherapy with problems being more in the here and now whereas psychotherapy can be a longer process as difficulties have often been around for longer, often originating in childhood. They are delivered by a trained practitioner, short or long term to enhance a persons wellbeing and bring about change.