PSYCHOTHERAPY & COUNSELLING
At its heart therapy is about forming a relationship. Working with a person you can both trust and build a rapport with is vital and probably the most important element of successful therapy. Our psychotherapists and counsellors work across a broad variety of issues and difficulties that include:
stress, anxiety, depression,
intrusive thoughts, bereavement, dealing with life changes and stages,
decision making, addictions, sexual abuse,
eating issues, self harm, trauma
and low self-esteem.
This list is not exhaustive so if you are looking for help with a particular issue then it's best to get in touch and we can direct you towards the right person.
Some of us have a clear understanding of what needs resolving, others are not quite so sure what is wrong. Perhaps it's just a feeling. On paper you may have a good life but can't shake the feeling of being stuck, lost or unhappy. Therapy and counselling provide a chance to explore yourself freely and without judgement. It can be a huge relief being able to talk about your true feelings, working through them with a skilled professional who is separate from your daily life.
Each therapist at the Thought House Partnership brings their own unique skills and style to their work based on their training and experience. There is a lot of jargon in all businesses and therapy is no different, so if you have any questions about theoretical approaches or anything else, please feel free to ask any of our therapists before you meet them.
PSYCHOSEXUAL & RELATIONSHIP THERAPY
Problems and difficulties in our sexual and intimate lives can feel incredibly hard to talk about due to the sensitive and more private nature of them. They can also appear in an unlimited number of ways from lack of sexual confidence or experience, to sexual dysfunctions and pain, sexual anxieties, the impact of health and medications, self esteem and lack of desire and arousal. The implications of sexual problems can also negatively affect relationships, and vice versa relationships when not going well can impact sexual and intimate lives.
Even though sexual problems are very common they are often difficult to talk about and can cause distress and feelings of embarrassment or shame.
Our Psychosexual Therapists have specialist training and experience that can help common issues which include :
ejaculation problems such as rapid or delayed ejaculation
reducing anxiety around sex, relationships and intimacy
sexual abuse or assault, sexual health issues, compulsive sexual behaviours
Vulval pain conditions, loss of desire and arousal difficulties, vaginismus, dyspareunia (pain during intercourse)
Sexual orientation questions or insecurities, pornography issues
Orgasmic or anorgasmic problems, sexual phobias or aversions and fears around lack of sexual experience
Our therapists also work with all relationships long-term, short-term, different sex, same sex couples, monogamous or non-monogamous. Whether the problem is threatening your relationship, or is something you just feel you need to discuss and sort out, relationship therapy can help.
Common topics can include :
communication, arguing & conflict, finances
trust, sex, infidelity, parenting, stress
loss or grief, decision Making
life changes, illness, work/life balance and starting a Family
Relationships are a balance of those involved finding a way to get their needs met, whilst also meeting those of their partner, or partners. Our therapists adopt an integrative approach which is considerate of the system around a relationship and how factors such as age, finances, family and culture are having an impact.
No relationship is without its strife, but managing difficulties is key to moving forward from, and learning from them. Exploring the relationship and its challenges in therapy can offer the opportunity to see things from another perspective, and negotiate a future that you would both like to work towards, even if that means one not spent together. Therapy can help you to identify unhelpful patterns of communication and behaviour and collaborate to help you develop your own skills in resolving these concerns.