Maura Cowen at About Balance Brighton

Maura Cowen

Integrative psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist

Psychotherapy: £45 or £35 with a karma card

Reflective writing: £9 or £7 with a karma card

Contact: 07952 233579 or battersea.1@hotmail.co.uk

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Many know psychotherapy as a ‘talking therapy’ but this does not capture the broader reality and impact of what it can provide. It can involve use of the arts and imagery. It deepens the connection between our thoughts, feelings and bodies. It strengthens reflective skills, as the work ranges over perceptions of the past, present and future. Psychotherapy is set in a uniquely confidential space with a committed other, and so it offers enhanced support to that which you may have already, such as from friends. Work can be short or long term, with the length of support being discussed between the client and their therapist. The work may focus on specific areas of difficulty, as well as a more general sense of dissatisfaction.

Essentially, the power of psychotherapy is stoked by the client’s desire for change, and the vested interest in this by both client and therapist. It is known that the therapeutic relationship is a powerful tool for change. Because of this, you need to feel comfortable with the therapist and it is usual to meet for a few times to see if the space is one which will work for you. This relational connection supports a greater understanding of the patterns in your life, how they may have arisen and your present experiences. Psychotherapy can help you realise your inner strengths and potential. It offers you a safe space which enhances your flexibility to live more choicefully, in the ways you hope for. It helps us to reconsider our horizons.