What is Psychotherapy?
At its heart, psychotherapy is about entering into relationship with a person who is trained to hold and come alongside whatever is alive and going on for you in your life with kindness, presence, insight and compassion.
By resonating with your experience in this way, a psychotherapist can provide a place of safety, mutual understanding and support where you can begin to explore your ‘inner weather’, the material that may lay hidden or cause you disquiet, in confidence and without fear of judgement or reprisal.
People come into therapy for all sorts of reasons but it is usually because they are suffering in some way. Issues may seem readily apparent and resolved relatively quickly, but sometimes our suffering in the present and the wounding that underlies our habitual responses and defences can have earlier developmental roots which take longer to explore.