If you're looking to enhance your well-being and overall health, you've come to the right place. Alison Hewitt Counselling & Psychotherapy is an experienced specialist in this field and looks forward to meeting you.
How I can help
Different people use the words counselling and psychotherapy in different ways, so unfortunatley there is no agreed definition. My experience being trained in both modalities is that psychotherapy has trained me to work with a vaster range of clients, and also enabled me to work more in-depth when appropriate.
People typically see me as they have problems they would like to discuss with someone who is impartial and unbiased, someone who is not going to judge then based on their problems.
I am bound by confidentiality, as are all counsellors/psychotherapists, which means, unless you are in danger to yourself or others, what you say in the therapy room, stays in the therapy room. This usually makes it much easier to discuss your problems.
I feel quite strongly that putting yourself into therapy does not mean that you are "crazy"; quite the opposite, it means that you are acknowledging that you have a problem in your life that you would like to deal with, rather than letting it get worse. It takes courage to go and talk to a therapist, but the rewards are usually worth the risk of telling someone else about your life.
I am trained and experienced to deal with the following issues:
Depression Anxiety Bereavement Substance Abuse Self esteem Eating Disorders SexualAbuse Emotional Abuse
Trauma Panic Attacks Obsessive Behaviour Sexual Problems Relationship Problems Self-Harm
Addictions Physical Abuse PTSD Anger Issues OCD Complex Trauma Hearing voices
Whether counselling/psychotherapy can help YOU depends I feel, on the relationship with the therapist.The first session is for you to see whether you feel comfortable with me, and whether you feel able to continue the therapeutic relationship.
Counselling & psychotherapy are both broad fields and seeking therapy can be a very daunting task, so it’s important you get the right counsellor/psychotherapist for you. I feel it is very important you get a counsellor/psychotherapist who is well trained, and is committed to new training when necessary, as research, and new methods that are effective always surface. I feel also that it’s important the counsellor/psychotherapist is committed to providing a supportive, protective, therapeutic relationship, that will help you address your experiences as you uniquely experience them.