What is Counselling & Psychotherapy?
Counselling generally refers to short-term workwith a qualified practitioner while psychotherapy usually results to longer-term treatment. Counselling deals with a person’s present issues that are easily resolved on the conscious level whereas psychotherapy intensively and extensively examines a person’s psychological history.
A few words from Kirrilly Falivene
There’s a common misconception that counselling and psychotherapy is an ongoing process that takes years to make a difference. This isn’t always the case. For some, as little as 6-8 sessions may be enough. For others, longer term psychotherapy provides the space and time they need to explore their issues in depth.
Seeing a counsellor for the first time can feel daunting but taking that first step shows real courage. During our first session, I will do my best to put you at ease. You will set the pace and I will never push you to talk about anything you don’t feel ready to talk about.
Counselling isn’t always an easy process, but I will be at your side to offer understanding, warmth, kindness and care – along with a good dose of humour. Together we can work towards a deeper understanding of yourself, develop new skills and ultimately, a more empowered outlook.
Some of the issues I can help with include:
- Job/Future Uncertainty
- Separation & Divorce
- Grief & Loss
- Low self-esteem
- Career change
- Sexual confidence
- Search for meaning and purpose
- Difficult childhood
- Emotion Regulation
- Social Anxiety
- Emotional, physical and sexual abuse
- CSA (childhood sexual abuse)
- Suicidal thoughts
- Relationship Issues