Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a way to help people with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties. Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms so a person can function better and can increase well-being and healing.

What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a type of psychological therapy for people who have experienced emotional and psychological distress. Distress can be caused by multiple factors, which is often due to difficult and traumatic live events, a lack of opportunities, and continuing day-day stressors.


The first part of psychotherapy is about developing a formulation, which will provide a person, a deep understanding of why they feel like they do. Making sense of why you are struggling is the first part of therapeutic change and can give some comfort in that you finally have an explanation for your distress. 

Psychotherapy is there to give a person a safe, containing, exploratory space to not only understand distress, but to process and work through difficult and traumatic life events, and to continually build up self-worth and self-identity. What you would like to focus on and explore in sessions is up to you, but if you are unsure, we can figure that out together.

The therapeutic relationship is a key part of psychotherapy and it is important to note that this is always a non-judgemental space where you can feel comfortable to safely talk about whatever you feel needs to be discussed/worked through. 

As well as people attending psychotherapy because they are struggling and feeling distressed, sometimes people engage in this process due to professional development or because it can form an integral part of a person’s self-care. 

Psychology Session
Support Group

Consultation & Psychotherapy

A 30 minute complimentary phone consultation is offered to see if psychotherapy feels the right process for you to engage in.

If after the consultation, you would like to begin face-face psychotherapy sessions, we recommend that sessions form part of a consistent therapeutic framework; for example, attending weekly, on the same day and at the same time.

This consistency can provide containment, which can help a person to feel safer.


Face-face psychotherapy sessions last one hour in duration and are charged at £115 per session. 

Sessions usually take place in different bases within the Crosby-Southport region.