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 sessionI 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
  • Infidelity
  • Stress
  • Grief & Loss
  • Low self-esteem
  • Career change
  • Relocation
  • Sexual confidence
  • Search for meaning and purpose
  • Difficult childhood
  • Loneliness
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Trauma
  • Emotional, physical and sexual abuse
  • CSA (childhood sexual abuse)
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Relationship Issues
  • Perfectionism