Counselling and Psychotherapy


Short-term counselling is appropriate for ‘here and now’ issues where there is a specific focus. In solution focused counselling only a few sessions may be necessary. However, counselling may be a bit like searching around with a torch. Other issues may come to light. Longer term counselling may then be more appropriate.


Psychotherapy involves deeper exploration to shed light on how our personalities developed. Our relationships with primary care-givers may have been subject to inconsistencies, breakdowns, trauma, abuse and as children we construe defences in order to protect ourselves. In adulthood these can be counter-productive and may result in unhelpful patterns of behaviour and/or severe emotional difficulties.

Get in touch and find out more about counselling and Psychotherapy services available from Karen Walsh.