Month: July 2020

In person therapy will resume at Benfleet Counselling

 

The Water Tower sits at the heart of Benfleet, but few know of the function it serves. Built in 1903, it has long looked over the Thames estuary, and its Romanesque red brick architecture remains a beautiful feature.

117 years on for BenfleetCounselling, it offers a refurbished, refreshing, and spacious therapy room, making it a novelty for many clients. Our room has a modern, yet cosy design contributing to a warm and safe space ideal for therapy.

During lockdown, Benfleet Counselling conducted all therapy sessions online, using Zoom. Whilst this is still very much an option, we have decided to resume in person therapy sessions at the Water Tower. We continue to follow advice by the government and will take the utmost safety measures to ensure the health of both clientele and therapists.

Many of us have seen monumental change in our lives throughout the last three months, in some areas for the better, in others perhaps for the worse. No matter your situation, therapy can bridge the gap between your current way of being to a more positive one.

If you are not sure on whether to commit to therapy, it may be useful to know that living a happy and peaceful life is wholly in your capabilities. Often, we are accustomed to accepting living unhappily, not because we want to, but because we become used to it. To put this into context, if one became unhappy, and this persisted over time, eventually the mind will accept it as the normal way of being.  Relative to others you may seem okay, but compared to your potentiality, you may fall short.

Remember, you can never stop growing as a person, and even if you are at your lowest, therapy can help pull you out of the hole, and put you back on the right path. Whatever your situation, or direction your life has taken, we all deserve to heal and experience it positively.

Therapy comes in different shapes and sizes and Benfleet counselling offers a broad scope of techniques which tailor individually around clients, so we can work together to find the best fit. If you are interested, please complete the contact  form or make an enquiry.

What is the role of a psychotherapist?

Whether you are looking for a therapist or are merely interested in the subject matter, it is useful to know the role they play and how they can help you.

A psychotherapist is a practitioner trained in talking therapy, which can assist in dealing with psychological disorders such as anxiety, depression, and trauma.

Psychotherapists play a pivotal role in guiding clients in the right direction when healing the mind. During sessions, therapists offer various techniques which best enable you to acknowledge, understand, and then process psychological disorders. Collectively the client and therapist can trace back the factors which have led to suffering. Often, traumas and memories become buried in the mind and require much work for them to surface. Much of these can be highly emotional, traumatic, and stressful, but a psychotherapist is well trained in helping you through the process. This makes psychotherapy one of the safest and most accessible ways to help your mind.

A therapist can have several techniques and approaches to assist the minds healing but ultimately it comes from the person receiving the therapy. Because of this, both the client and therapist must work together to piece together the puzzles within. Commitment and honesty are required so one can get the most out of therapy. If a client is not committed, it is counterproductive as they may not be able to adequately process parts of the mind in need ofhealing.

It is important to remember that a therapist is there to help, never to judge, and will always abide by confidentiality measures. Therapy offers a safe space and can catalyse the process of getting your life back in order. Whilst the road may seem dark, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Accessing a better state of mind is perhaps the most important part in improving your life, if you improve your inner world, you will certainly see an improvement in your outer world.

Benfleet Counselling offers a professional, high standard therapy service featuring clinically leading techniques including cognitive behavioural therapy and EMDR.

In person therapy will resume at Benfleet Counselling

  The Water Tower sits at the heart of Benfleet, but few know of the function it serves. Built in 1903, it has long looked …

What is the role of a psychotherapist?

Whether you are looking for a therapist or are merely interested in the subject matter, it is useful to know the role they …