Womens health physio at Total Therapy Ringwood

What is Counselling/Psychotherapy

Counselling, also sometimes referred to as psychotherapy, is the process of a client meeting with a therapist to resolve problematic behaviours, beliefs, feelings and relationship issues. Deciding to have therapy is a big step forward in helping a client to become the healthiest version of themselves and to live the best life possible; no matter what challenges are faced. Therapy may help a client change some patterns of relating, habits or resolving painful feelings and more. The therapeutic relationship is unique and allows the client to work with a professional in a non-judgemental, respectful and safe environment.

Therapy can be a wonderful tool to help people live happier more fulfilling lives. It can address a wide range of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and grief. Therapy can also be used for purposes other than immediate mental health concerns. For example, if struggling with the stress of a new career, support at times of crisis and assistance with personal problems.

The counselling offered at Total Therapy puts client autonomy at the heart of the therapeutic work. All information shared will be treated confidentiality and respectively within certain limitations which includes; harm to self, others or a child at risk.

Following a client enquiry, a time will be agreed for a mutually convenient free introductory telephone consultation, where the therapist and client can agree if the service is right for them.

This will then follow with 50-minute counselling sessions, usually weekly, which are 1:1 and face-to-face. The sessions will take place in a professional, welcoming and private environment. The agreement between the therapist and client will be reviewed on a regular basis to ensure the sessions continue to meet the client’s needs. The work maybe long-term, short-time or time-limited depending on the needs of the client.

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