Psychotherapy deals with more deeply rooted and persistent problems that may require longer and more intensive support and work to be alleviated. These issues can stem from trauma, dysfunctional family relationships, abuse and neglect.

Therapy works to alleviate your feelings of distress and facilitate your capacity to move forward with a clearer and more vibrant experience of who you are and what is important to you.

Sonya Lawler Counselling and Psychotherapy

Here are some questions you can ask yourself to help you decide whether you might benefit from psychotherapy:

  • Are you struggling with issues that disrupt your life?
  • Do these issues affect your close relationships?
  • Is it difficult to cope with your responsibilities (work, family, studies)?
  • How do you feel about yourself (alive, hopeful, positive or empty, self-hating, despairing)?
  • Have others expressed concern about you?
  • Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed or anxious to the point where it is difficult to manage?
  • Do you feel isolated or alienated from others?
  • Have you been struggling with life for a long time?

If you decide you want to try psychotherapy, or would just like to make an enquiry please feel free to contact me by sending an email or by calling me on 0422 748 545 to talk things through in person.

Once you have made contact, we will arrange a time to meet for an initial consultation. During the assessment process we will explore your concerns, individual needs and situation and have an opportunity to see how well we can work together. The initial assessment can take up to three sessions. During that time I will make an assessment about the particular problems you are facing, we will talk about your what you hope to get out of therapy and come to an agreement on the best path forward.

How long does therapy last?

The length of time you spend in therapy is completely up to you and is something that can be talked about. Time spent in therapy is dependent on many factors. Some issues can be resolved in a short period of time. Other issues of a more chronic or deeply rooted nature can take much longer to resolve. To get some idea it can be helpful to take into account how long you have been dealing with the issues that have brought you to seek help.

Each session lasts fifty minutes.