Counselling & Psychology Services
Jennifer Mummert has many years of experience as a psychologist in Perth, WA’s North West, and the UK, assisting people with issues such as:
- Anxiety and stress
- Trauma and abuse
- Improving self esteem
- Grief and loss
- Family of origin issues
- Adoption issues
- Post-traumatic stress
- Eating disorders
- Relationship difficulties
- Diagnosis of illness
- Your usual ways of coping aren’t working for you any longer
Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counselling and psychotherapy have many aspects in common, and the terms are often used interchangeably. They both aim to promote psychological growth and healing though the medium of a relationship with a professionally trained therapist. The main difference between the two is in the depth and breadth of the material covered.
Counselling addresses specific issues such as grief and loss, dealing with a crisis, relationship conflicts or diagnosis of an illness. You are helped to develop a greater self awareness, a deeper understanding of the issues and to develop more confidence in your ability to resolve the difficulties. Counselling is usually a relatively short-term process.
Psychotherapy tends to be a longer term process, helping you to explore and understand your inner world and the reasons underlying your distress. You will explore your thoughts, feelings, attitudes and beliefs and how these may be contributing to your present difficulties. You will learn to recognise patterns and themes in your emotions, thoughts and behaviour that may be impacting on your sense of well-being. You will focus on your personal history and learn how long-standing problems, possibly originating in childhood, may continue to disrupt your life – perhaps through depression, feelings of worthlessness or relationship difficulties. Regular sessions, involving discussion and reflection within the therapeutic relationship, create opportunities for emotional and personal growth. Psychotherapy can be challenging, but it is a very healing process that develops a strong sense of self worth.