What is psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is an in-depth talking therapy which creates a relationship in which you can safely explore what is going on for you. It focuses on the here-and-now as well as on personal history. Psychotherapy gets at why you feel or behave the way you do by uncovering deeper and often unconscious motivations for feelings and behaviour.
Why might you need psychotherapy?
You may be struggling with anxiety, feeling stressed or have even wondered if you have generalised anxiety disorder. You may be feel depressed at times, or may be finding relationships difficult. You may have had a life transition such as a redundancy or an illness or bereavement. It may be that life is just getting on top of you, and it may feel that there is no one to turn to help sort things out. A talking therapy like Psychotherapy can help.
How is that different from Counselling or CBT?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) attempts to alleviate suffering as quickly as possible by training your mind to replace dysfunctional thought patterns, perceptions, and behavior (without asking more about them) with more realistic or helpful ones in order to alter behavior and emotions, rather than exploring why they came about in the first place. Psychotherapy looks more at the cause of the symptom – it asks why you have those thoughts. Counselling usually refers to a brief treatment that centres around behaviour patterns. Psychotherapy focuses on working for a longer-term and draws from insight into emotional problems and difficulties.
I am a fully qualified UKCP accredited psychotherapist offering one to one integrative psychotherapy in Widcombe, Bath (covering BA1 and BA2), for young people, teenagers and adults. There is more information about me here.
How does it work?
I always begin with an introductory 50 minute assessment session to see if you feel comfortable talking to me (which is really important), we then decide together a weekly time to meet for 50 minutes, and how many weeks might work best for you. Our sessions together are a collaborative treatment based on the relationship that you and I will have. I would ask you to talk about what is going on for you, whilst providing a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who’s objective, neutral and nonjudgmental.
By the time you’re done, you will not only have solved the problem that brought you in, but you will have learned new skills so you can better cope with whatever challenges arise in the future.
Widcombe Therapy Room in Bath is very close to the train and bus stations. Our rooms are quiet, calm and private. There is free on–street parking. It is accessible easily for BA1, BA2, Frome, Trowbridge, Bradford on Avon and Chippenham.
If you would like an initial chat on the phone or to arrange an assessment session please leave me a message on 07971 814268 or email me and I’ll call or email you back; I look forward to hearing from you.
Sessions are £45 for 50 minutes. I work Monday and Wednesday daytimes and evenings, and Thursdays from 9am-1pm.
Tel: 07971 814268
Professional enquiries here at kate.hardenberg.com
Member of www.findatherapy.org