Counselling & Talking Therapies
Here to help during life's challenges
It is a cental mission of the team at Tree of Life to be there for our clients when they need us most.
We have a caring, professional team of specialist therapists who between them offer a wide range of services. You're welcome to schedule a free initial chat to explore the best options for you.
On this page you will find links to the individual members of the team and can read more about some of the main services including:
Counselling offers a safe, confidental, non-judgemental environment to talk through challenges and problems. People seek counselling for many different reasons, at different times in their life. Current and unresolved issues can cause pain and confusion. At difficult times, a trained counsellor can offer valuable help and support to understand ourselves better, discover our inner resources, and find a positive way forward.
A Person-Centred Approach
Carl Rogers, the founder of the Person Centered Approach, held the view that, "Counselling is to provide an opportunity for a client to work towards living in a more satisfying and resourceful way."
To this aim the counsellor will not tell you what to do, rather will work with you in addressing your concerns and where appropriate, will provide encouragement and - where helpful - gentle challenge to enable change.
A counsellor will offer you a real sense of being heard, understood and validated. This support helps in gaining clarity and encourages personal growth
The Benefits of Counselling
Counselling can be enormously helpful to people from all walks of life, to overcome some of the challenges they currently face, or have faced in the past. Here are some of the more common things helped by counselling:
Times of change or crisis - Depression - Anxiety - Relationship difficulties Bereavement and loss Sexuality issues - Identity
Integrative psychotherapy is a unifying psychotherapy that considers the importance of the whole person, paying attention to thoughts, feelings and somatic symptoms which cause dissonance and distress. The therapist seeks to move beyond the symptoms, to engage with the client at the source of the disturbance, without pathologising or judging.
In doing so the psychotherapist accepts 'what is', recognising and witnessing imbalance and that which needs healing.
Having participated in a rigorous and enriching training, which includes depth work of an experiential, clinical and academic nature.
Psychotherapy offers you a safe space in which to look at issues affecting your life. The team work with adults who suffer from a variety of emotional difficulties, and have extensive experience working with:
Life crises/ feeling stuck,
Loss & bereavement,
The aims of psychotherapy will vary for each client, but it is hoped that all individuals will gain a greater sense of balance and well-being in their lives, improving their sense of agency, capacity for choice and flexibility.