Pyschotherapy & Counselling
Both psychotherapy and counselling are ways of helping to overcome stress, anxiety or depression and other emotional or relationship problems. They can also help with difficult behaviour such as addiction, anger or eating problems. Both are ways of making sense of your thoughts and feelings. which can release you from old patterns of behavior and this in turn can allow more realistic and effective ways of improving the quality and satisfaction of your life.
People from all walks of life, all different professions and backgrounds and with a variety of personal issues come for counseling or psychotherapy.
Sometimes, we need to talk to someone who isn’t involved in our own lives and is trained to help us think through things differently. Someone whose job it is to listen to us, take us seriously and help us to find a way back to the centre of our being. This centre is sometimes so hard to find and at other times it is as if we are in it without any effort. When that happens we know it through a sense of well being, connection and peace. When we are in that centre we are in balance and value ourselves without shame.
Counselling and Psychotherapy Contract
Couples often come for counselling when they feel they are in crisis and find it difficult to find a way forward. Sometimes they feel trapped and unable to communicate. I work with the relationship that you bring, the space between you, to help you find the ways in which you are stuck, have closed down or been hurt. I can help you to find ways to hear and listen to each other, to try new ways of being together, of moving forward.
Joanna Goodfellow is a Senior Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Snr.Accred.) and is a registered practitioner on the BACP Register, accredited by The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, set up by the Department of Health (registration number 029424).