Counselling is talk therapy. Sometimes, just the act of venting in a safe space brings relief. You can say things to your therapist that would cause a storm or sound hurtful in your living room. We are biologically attuned to managing our emotions through social regulation but it's often hard to find someone who can truly listen without their own agenda getting in the way. Most people process their thoughts and feelings by talking and a therapist is trained to listen, spot anomalies, faulty perceptions and ways you are keeping yourself stuck and unknowingly limiting your choices.
At the core of counselling is: active listening, empathy, understanding and non-judgement. Counselling helps you to clarify your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and choices. It's about challenging distortions & unhelpful thought patterns and offering you strategies so you can work out the best solution to your problems.
Psychotherapy is the use of psychological methods and healing modalities to help a person change behavior and overcome problems. Psychotherapy aims to improve an individual's psychological and emotional well-being, to resolve or manage troublesome behaviors, beliefs, compulsions, thoughts or emotions and to improve relationships, self-confidence and social skills.
There are more than 1200 psychotherapies used around the world today.
The mind therapies that Reea is trained in are;
Guided imagery & Visualisation, Narrative therapy, Mindfulness, Meditation, Gestalt, Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Relationship therapy.
Psychotherapy and Counselling address mental, emotional & behavioural problems such as;
Anxiety, depression, anger, hurt, childhood trauma, CPTSD, divorce & separation, relationships, patterns of abuse, narcissistic relationships, domestic violence, self-confidence, self-esteem, grief & loss, life transitions, career changes,
loneliness & isolation
Research into counselling and psychotherapy shows time and again that the most important factor is your relationship with your therapist. So it's important that you do your due diligence and make sure you choose a counsellor or therapist that you feel comfortable with, who gets you.