Is Therapy For Me?

It’s important to keep in mind that every potential patient is different and the question of whether I will take someone on board with our private counselling Guildford services will depend on various factors. For example, is the person psychologically-minded? Are they motivated? Could they tolerate the painful feelings and memories that may be stirred up in therapy? But another important factor will be the severity of the condition in question and whether an alternative form of therapy with another practitioner might be more appropriate either as a method of treatment generally or as a preliminary to analytic therapy. I will assess your needs on a case-by-case basis and recommend the best course of action for you.

Addictions would be a good example of where an alternative or preliminary alternative type of therapy might be valuable. If addiction is significant, it needs tackling on two levels. First of all, the particular behaviour needs to be halted and the abstinence needs to be maintained. A therapy like Integrative CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) might be particularly useful in achieving this. At that point, the person might wish to explore the underlying causes of their addiction and deal with them. That’s where analytic psychotherapy could come into play. I would need to be sure that anyone interested in therapy had been free of their behaviours for a year or so.

Areas Our Private Counselling in Guildford Covers:

With those caveats, here are some of the areas where our private counselling Guildford services could potentially be beneficial:

  • Addiction
  • Physical, Emotional & Sexual Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Personality Disorders
  • Depression
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • Stress
  • Mental Health
  • Trauma

More detailed examples

Some conditions, of course, are more common than others. On the various pages in this section I go into more detail about some of the things that people frequently consider getting help with.