Who is it for?
Seeing a counsellor or psychotherapist for individual counselling or psychotherapy is the most common way to gain support for emotional or psychological problems. In the UK, research suggests that 1 in 5 people will seek this type of support at some point during their life.
Seeing a therapist as an individual can be enormously supportive and constructive, whether that is for a short-term piece of focused work, through to a longer and more in-depth period of psychotherapy.
For short-term pieces of work, accessing counselling as an individual can be a beneficial way of working through issues that are troubling creating stress, anxiety or depression and/or impacting on relationships with friends, colleagues or loved ones.
Longer term psychotherapy is an in-depth experience, usually as a minimum once weekly and generally on the same day and time each week. Your psychotherapist and you form a collaborative alliance to uncover how maladaptive patterns of thinking and behaving have come about and to work through past losses and traumas that could not be grieved at the time.
There are many different types of therapy, meaning the different ways of thinking about an issue or issues and then working with you in a specific way to resolve your problem. We have also provided you with a list of the issues we work with which may help you understand why you are feeling the way you are. Lastly, if you prefer, you may browse our practitioners’ page. All of our clinicians are trained to a high standard and are specialists in their field.
How can Individual Therapy Benefit Me?
Individual therapy can be anything from a safe supportive environment where emotions can be expressed through to a life changing, and at times a life-saving experience. Where individuals are stuck in painful, traumatic or self-destructive patterns, psychotherapy can be invaluable as a process through which the underlying drivers can be brought to light and worked through.
What Issues can Individual Therapy Help With?
Some of the common areas individuals seek support with include:
– Parenting issues
– Life transitions
– Sex and intimacy
– Communication problems
– Managing strong emotions
– Lack of emotional closeness or trust
– More serious mental health problems
Many of our practitioners are trained to work with complex trauma and mental health problems.
To find out about the help Brighton & Hove Psychotherapy can offer get in touch with us today.