Therapy is an hour just for you. It is time and space to feel your feelings, express yourself, get to know yourself better. Therapy is where we learn to recognise our patterns - those wonderful creative adaptations that we developed at some point in our lives in order to survive, and then face them head on with compassion and curiosity - do these serve us still? What support do we need right now? How do these adaptations impact our relationships?
A therapist offers a supportive, non-judgemental and objective space for you to explore. Expect to be gently challenged, to feel a range of feelings and to become more aware of yourself and your processes. Therapy can be hard work, but it can bring about necessary and great changes.
At Russell Hill you can explore different kinds of therapy to see which one best supports you on your journey. CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), and Gestalt Therapy are some of the methods we offer. If you are wondering what Gestalt therapy is, it is talk therapy that is focussed on the here and now. Your story and your history matter, but we work with these in the present - it's the only space we occupy after all! Gestalt is also an embodied approach, which means that we are interested in the body's felt sensations. The body doesn't lie, and when when we 'lose our minds and come to our senses' we can really get in touch with our truth.