Psychotherapy Service: our Psychotherapist Saima Pasha is an experienced professional registered as a UKCP accredited therapist offering an integrative approach.

Integrative Psychotherapy allows the freedom to take elements from different therapeutic approaches according to the individual needs of the client.

Sometimes people find it difficult or uncomfortable to put their feelings into words, make sense of what they are going through and need help & support from someone outside of their personal life.

Abuse – physical, verbal, or emotional maltreatment—can leave psychological wounds that are harder to heal than bodily injuries. Survivors of abuse may find it challenging to cope with the intense, often negative feelings that can plague them long after the abuse has ended, and their ability to find peace and happiness in life may be affected.

Psychotherapy for Abuse Survivors

Therapy can help survivors of abuse express and process difficult emotions associated with the abuse, develop self-compassion and self-care strategies for managing moments of emotional overwhelm, and learn to trust again.

Distressing memories, anxiety, blocks to intimacy, and trust issues are common in people who have experienced abuse, although many are able to overcome or minimize challenges like these with the help of a qualified psychotherapist.

Psychotherapy is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment. It can often involve talking about difficult or painful feelings and, as you begin to face them, you may feel worse in some ways. However, with the help and support of your therapist, you should gradually start to feel better.

In most cases, it takes a number of sessions before the counselling starts to make a difference, and a regular commitment is required to make the best use of the therapy.

What is Psychotherapy used for?

Talking therapies such as Psychotherapy can be used to help with many different conditions, including:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Separation / Divorce
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Anger
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Loss
  • Self Esteem
  • Lack of Confidence
  • Identity
  • Isolation

How Psychotherapy can help?

Counselling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain.

It can provide a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore difficult feelings. The Psychotherapist is there to support you and respect your views. They won’t usually give advice, but will help you find your own insights into and understanding of your problems.

Counselling can help you:

  • Cope with your relationship breakdown
  • Cope with the feelings around isolation
  • Explore issues such as identity
  • Deal with issues preventing you achieving your ambitions
  • Deal with feelings of depression or sadness, and have a more positive outlook on life
  • Deal with feelings of anxiety, helping you worry less about things
  • Understand yourself and your problems better
  • Feel more confident