Counselling and Psychotherapy is a personal journey of self awareness.  It is very important to find the right person to help you to explore your life.  People who come for counselling are well people, who have hit a difficult period in their lives, and are looking for a safe supportive environment to explore their options and to find resolution to life’s difficulties.

Not all counselling has to explore past issues.  Sometimes people need to explore their present problems and find direction to move their lives on in a productive way.  Sometimes people may present with issues today that are repetitive in their lives, and exploring past traumas, or their roles in their family of origin etc, may be important to help free them from their present difficulties.  However, the key here is that it’s the clients journey, and ultimately the only expert on anyone’s life is themselves.

A counsellor/psychotherapist can help you to understand and make sense of what is going on in your life, as well as reflecting on past experiences and how they impact on the present.

Counselling aims at greater self-understanding, self awareness, heightened self-acceptance, improved relationships with others and greater control over your life. It helps you to clarify what you want from life, addressing your own needs, improving relationships with others, taking responsibility and regaining control. Learning to live, risk, love, hope and engage more fully with life.

Some of the issues counselling is helpful for:

  • Self-esteem, confidence, assertiveness
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Addiction
  • Couple therapy
  • Emotional crisis & difficulties coping
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Separation & relationship break-down
  • Cultural identity
  • Self-image problems
  • Trust and jealousy
  • Despair, feelings of meaningless and hopelessness
  • Dependency
  • Childhood issues & trauma
  • Work-related issues
  • Stress
  • Interpersonal conflict
  • Bullying
  • Personal development

Working with people involves looking at the overall picture and often people present for counselling wanting alternative and holistic approaches and treatments to enhance their healing.  At Alethea our therapists treat the indivual on a mind, body and soul level.

As we live in a fast-paced world and due to Norah Finn’s high demands for Psychotherapy, please note that Norah also offers Skype consultation sessions. This is a great service for those who find it hard to travel distances or do not drive, are nervous about attending consultations or for those who live a hectic lifestyle. Please contact us for further details about Skype.