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Counselling and Psychotherapy

How can Counselling/Psychotherapy help?

"Neuroscience endorses counselling, and research is providing counsellors with scientific proof of the value of their work. The counselling relationship, has long been recognized as the most important catalyst for change, as it creates the fertile conditions for healing the damages created by stress and supporting the growth of new neural pathways fundamental to wellness and mental health".
"The science of"

Anxiety (fear) and depression (sadness) are debilitating. However they are your bodies ways are trying to tell you something. You may be depressed because your needs, hopes and wishes have not been met, or anxious due to a traumatic event you may not even be aware of. Both of these are very treatable, and though you may not be able to live a life completely free from anxiety, you can certainly learn how to be more in control of it and therefore, less anxious.

I understand that seeking help and support is not an easy thing to do, especially when you are feeling anxious and depressed. Its difficult to admit life isn't going so well, that you can't cope and need support. You can only do this when you feel ready. I understand that it may have taken some time for you to even get to this page. But you have, and hopefully, this is where your healing journey begins. Don't let feelings of anxiety and depression,panic and phobias hold you back any longer. I can imagine it has already taken enough from you.

The benefits of Counselling/Psychotherapy you may experience are;

Learn new coping skills.
Improve relationship and knowledge of self.
Increase your confidence and decision making skills.
Find relief from depression, anxiety, fear, phobias and emotional distress.
Build greater self esteem and self acceptance.
Ability to change self-defeating behaviors/habits.
Better expression and management of emotions, including anger.

Is Online Counselling as beneficial as face to face?

Since Covid-19, all Counsellors have become Online Counsellors. Though many of us wouldn't have chosen it before the pandemic, I think it is true to say that many therapists can now see the benefits of Online Counselling.
Recent research has shown that it can be as effective, if not more so, than face to face. Here's a Anxiety self help guide to one article.
Some of the obvious benefits are that there's no need to travel. This means that you're not restricted to area and can see a Therapist anywhere in the country. You can benefit from enjoying therapy in your own home (though certain rules apply in these situations). It is also great for the less mobile or disabled clients, who can benefit from Counselling in the comfort of their own surroundings.

Face to face sessions will resume when Government Guidelines allow.

Feel free to contact me to arrange your FREE 30 minute consultation.

Sarah Lewin - Counselling/Psychotherapy/Hypnotherapy/Coaching - Magnolia Therapy Centre, 354 Mansfield Rd, Mapperley Park, Nottingham NG5 2EF- 07938 537146

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