Vanessa Dent
Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

But why not just talk to a friend I hear you say?

Well sometimes those relationships may be part of the problem so this may not feel helpful.

There may also be a limit to talking continuously with a friend before it becomes damaging to the relationship.

Teasing out the intricate details of issues may be a prolonged process and a therapist is trained to withstand the emotional tensions that emerge with this.

A therapist is unbiased and non-judgemental and is able to listen with empathy whilst taking note of the underlying concerns, in a confidential space where it is safe to open up, give voice to and reflect on feelings. This can lead to an increase in self-acceptance and assist in recognising behaviour patterns that are not helpful.

Some of these behaviours may come from past traumas or relationships, unravelling these knots can help clients to live life more fully and these new behaviours can create new neural pathways enabling long-term change such as a better capacity for experiencing and speaking about emotions, giving and receiving warmth and changing views about and responses to stressors.

If you have any questions or need any information then please get in touch on 01635 791 301 or visit the contact us page.

Warm wishes,

The Total Health Team

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