Diane Young Psychotherapy and Supervision
in Portsmouth, Havant and Hayling Island

How psychotherapy can help

Psychotherapy offers a supportive, confidental and non-judgemental space in which you can explore issues that are causing you difficulty. Life can bring us many challenges and we rarely take the time and space to reflect on them.

You might be feeling overwhelmed, or experiencing depression or anxiety. You might have a specific problem such as bereavement, relationship difficulties, or a personal trauma. Or perhaps you don't know what the problem is but feel things are not quite right. Talking to someone outside your situation can help.

Even after deciding to seek therapy, choosing a therapist can feel daunting. There are so many different modalities to choose from, and what do they all mean? In practice, no one modality has been proven to be better than the others; rather, research has shown that the effectiveness of therapy relates to the quality of the relationship that develops between the two people involved.

This is among the reasons why it's important to make sure you feel comfortable with and able to relate to your therapist. Also, it is not unusual to explore difficulties during therapy; having someone alongside you with whom you feel comfortable and safe supports being able to be as open and honest with yourself as possible. I believe this is a key factor in making long-lasting change.

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