Ross Crookshank Psychotherapy and Counselling in Hackney, East London

Why Psychotherapy? #01

Why Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy offers a safe, confidential space where you can have time to reflect on the situations you have come to find yourself in. You may decide to attend psychotherapy for many reasons. Perhaps you have just not been feeling yourself, you may have problems with achieving your goals or be struggling with issues related to your sexuality. You may have a difficult decision to make, feel blocked or find it difficult to manage relationships. Psychotherapy offers a space to explore all kinds of feelings, including feelings of confusion, anxiety, depression, pointlessness, loss of self worth, anger and bereavement. There are reasons why we feel as we do, and in psychotherapy we can explore these meanings and make some sense of them.

On a simple level, psychotherapy is a conversation, a joint enquiry. Often it is only through talking to another person that we can come to know what it is that we really think or feel. By providing a safe, non-judgemental and empathic environment, a psychotherapeutic relationship can allow our shamed, disconnected, or wounded parts to be met and accepted, and even find their own voice.

Our difficulties, which can sometimes limit our sense of freedom and wellbeing, arise from challenging or painful life experiences. These can often stay with us into our adult lives. Psychotherapy offers the potential for healing by working to uncover and validate the authentic Self. In this endeavor it is a truly creative undertaking.

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