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A QUICK GUIDE TO COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY

Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud founded the idea that the unconscious mind represses unacceptable thoughts of early childhood. These not only surface in dreams, but can also create conflict, worry, anger and depression as well as phobias, influencing our behaviour.

Lacan, Jung, Adler and Klein
Fundamental Freudian thinking has developed into a variety of branches and notable contributors to psychological theory are Jacques Lacan, Carl Jung, Alfred Adler and Melanie Klein.

Early childhood experiences
Coming to terms with the fact that our problems stem from earliest childhood experiences, when we are often too young to recollect them, is at the heart of psychoanalysis.

The Work of Counselling and Psychotherapy
In every other area of health, we expect a doctor to simply tell us what's wrong and what to do about it. Unfortunately, things are a little more complicated when it comes to psychological problems. There is no quick fix, and counselling and psychotherapy does not magically change you. What it does, it helps you understand yourself in a new way, and provides you with an opportunity to work through your problems and difficulties, so you can find a way forward.

The barriers of the mind
The art of psychotherapy is to get us there, cross the border and discover the unpalatable facts about events and our earliest relationships for ourselves. This is not at all straightforward because of the barriers the mind has erected to hide the uncomfortable truth.

Accessing what you really want
Understanding ourselves better via counselling and psychotherapy has very positive results in all areas of life, particularly in human relationships. It lets us adjust our reaction to others, understand where our frustration and anger comes from and empowers us to adopt a position of our choosing rather than repressing our feelings and encountering tension and frustration as we grudgingly accept a position chosen for us by others.

Psychotherapy for counsellors and psychotherapists
Don't think of yourself as odd for seeking help. We all have an unconscious we do not want to confront. Even to become a member of a professional body like the UKCP or BACP and practice psychotherapy requires years of psychotherapy. Whoever you will see will know only too well what it is like confronting the truth about themselves. Psychotherapy is for everyone.

Our Therapists
All our therapists are fully qualified and registered with either UKCP, BACP or BPS, and adhere to their ethical code of practice.