Like people themselves, these reasons are as unique and highly specific to the individuals’ personal history, their cultural, historical and familial upbringing, their journey through their lives and the people they meet along the way.
Some people seek counselling and psychotherapy because they may feel trapped in repeating painful and self-defeating patterns in their lives that stop them from feeling satisfied and connected with people in a personally fulfilling way. Others come to work through difficulties they face in their intimate and/or personal relationships or encounter complications in their sexual life.
Some individuals come wanting help with specific emotional difficulties that can arise such as depression, generalized anxiety or panic attacks, compulsive and addictive behaviours. Others come for help with psychosomatic symptoms or are seeking to come to terms with a painful loss or traumatic personal history.
As the evident complexities of everyday life become more apparent, the difficulties and conflicts that these can create can intrude into our lives in significant and sometimes, debilitating ways. It is in this way that the therapeutic relationship and process can be of great assistance to you.
It is the intimate and revealing process that begins with our therapeutic relationship can help you work through and come to a new way of understanding and relating to your personal history and inner conflicts that can alleviate the suffering these can cause.
My Therapeutic Approach
I use a non-directive, supportive and empathic approach to encourage individuals to speak freely as possible about what is on their minds and through this process, we maybe lead to look at the many different areas and aspects of your life in which difficulties and problems emerge.
Together we can explore all the aspects of your experience in the world in an intimate and supportive way, including your difficulties, fears, desires, dreams, relationships and concerns. Working together to explore and understand your experience is a healing process that can help you rework the way you relate to yourself, your personal history and your personal relationships in the world.
The therapeutic relationship that develops during our work together can help you to make deep and long lasting internal transformations. These can assist you to have more fulfilling relationships, make more effective use of your talents and abilities, tolerate a wider range of emotions, have more satisfying sexual experiences, understand yourself and others in more nuanced and sophisticated ways, and face life’s challenges with greater freedom and flexibility.
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As most people would, I was scared and apprehensive about taking the first steps to counselling, but soon was in a trusting frame of mind and Paul and I developed a great professional and friendly relationship. I can say with confidence that my day-to-day situations have now become easier to handle, with the help provided by Paul
Paul helped me to delve further into the dilemmas I had been dealing with for a while and his insightful approach helped me to help myself in a way that helped me make better choices for myself
After going through the counselling process with Paul, the changes in my life and relationships have been remarkable. Although it was difficult to confront the problems I was facing and I had put it off for many years, with Paul’s help I have been able to get past these and learn from those experiences and face them with a new outlook and self-understanding
I would highly recommend anyone who is thinking about going to therapy to work with Paul to help them through even the most difficult of times and troubles, as his ability to work with you patiently and empathically will be of great benefit to your life
I have been attending sessions with Paul on a weekly basis and I have found that his listening skills and attention to detail are outstanding. It wasn’t long before I found myself comfortable and confident with sharing information with Paul, with his in-depth questions and ability to provide peace of mind
Like many people seeking professional help, I has seen other counsellors and therapist over the years but my experience with Paul was a more insightful and well-rounded experience. Having helped me through a very difficult period in my life, I was grateful for his expertise and experience