Simi Shallon MBACPCounselling, Coaching & EFT in Richmond & London

Counselling & Psychotherapy ...

Talk Therapy can be referred to as Counselling and/or Psychotherapy, which both overlap in a number of ways. The key difference between the two courses of therapeutic communication treatment lies in the recommended time required to see benefits. Counselling usually refers to a brief treatment that centres around behaviour patterns. Psychotherapy focuses on working at a deeper level for a longer-term and draws from insight into emotional problems and difficulties.

When should you consider therapy?

Because of the many misconceptions about therapy, you may be reluctant to try it out. I'll admit never wanted a counsellor because I thought I was 'strong-minded' so it was a reluctant decision for me too. I understand there are many reasons why people may feel nervous about trying it and 'what it might means' to be in therapy.

Feeling depressed, anxious, lost, confused or or angry? Overcoming that nervousness is worth it. That’s because any time your quality of life isn’t what you want it to be, therapy can help. Some people seek therapy because they have felt depressed, anxious or angry for a long time. Others may want help for a chronic illness that is interfering with their emotional or physical well-being. Still others may have short-term problems they need help navigating. They may be going through a divorce, facing an empty nest, feeling overwhelmed by a new job or grieving a family member's death, for example.

Whatever you're going through, please feel free to arrange a free consultation to see if I can help you work through it all. If you don't feel I'm the right fit for you, then I would be happy to refer you onto someone who might be better suited.

How does Therapy work?

Therapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and the therapist. Grounded in dialogue, it provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who’s objective, neutral and nonjudgmental. You and your therapist will work together to identify and change the thought and behaviour patterns that are keeping you from feeling your best.

Entering into any form of therapy requires a firm commitment on the part of the individual in distress, and open communication. In order to get the most out of the therapy it is best to ensure the correct form of therapy is considered. This starts by choosing to visit the type of therapist who is best skilled in the area you most need to focus on and this is why I offer a free initial consultation to discuss your needs.

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