Malcolm Bray is a UKCP registered psychotherapist offering psychotherapy at The Sanctuary.
What is psychotherapy?
The many different kinds of psychotherapy available aim to help people overcome stress, emotional problems, relationship problems or challenging habits. Psychotherapy can give you the time and space to be listened to, heard and understood.
Psychotherapy is not about advice-giving, it is more about empowering you to make more informed choices and to exist happily in this world in terms of a compassionate relationship with yourself and other people.
What are the potential benefits of psychotherapy?
You may find that your patterns of behaviour change, you overcome fears and your anxiety is reduced The overriding aim of treatment with psychotherapy is that it may gradually bring about a greater degree of self-understanding and enable you to find more appropriate ways of being and of coping with difficulties.
What actually happens in Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy usually involves regular meetings at the same time, in the same place, every week or two weeks. Sometimes the length of the treatment will be agreed between client and therapist within a month or so of starting. Sessions last for one hour and are confidential to those attending.
Psychotherapy and its role in general health and wellbeing
We recognise that there is a strong link between emotional and mental health and physical and spiritual health. Often, when emotional and mental matters are worked on with psychotherapy, general health and wellbeing improves. Specific ailments can be worked on, often with support from other treatments available at the Sanctuary.
Could I benefit from psychotherapy?
Many different people benefit from the experience of psychotherapy. Listed below are examples of why you might choose to see Malcolm.
As a member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, Malcolm works within their Code of Ethics and Practice, and is subject to their Complaints Procedures.