PENELOPE THOMPSON IS A REGISTERED PSYCHOTHERAPIST IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND WITH OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN COUPLES AND INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY.
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People come to psychotherapy for a range of reasons. What connects this range is having a better understanding of ourselves, others, and our experiences to enable us to make psychotherapeutic changes and thrive.
My practice is a safe, confidential space for us to work together and do this, with the aim for you to move forward in your life.
I am experienced in working with the following issues:
03/ Low self esteem
04/ Loss of direction in life
06/ Anger management
07/ Gender identity
08/ Life balance issues
09/ Sexual orientation
11/ Physical and emotional abuse
12/ Relationship issues
Sometimes people may want to talk over some problems but may not be able to pin point what the issue is. Psychotherapy is a safe, creative space to do this.
“Nell Thompson is a UK-trained, licensed Psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience. She is also a registered member of the Psychotherapy Board of Aotearoa New Zealand.
She offers a range of therapies for individuals, couples and groups. As one of the best Psychotherapists in Auckland, she integrates aspects fo humanist therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and psychodynamic therapy".
Different people use psychotherapy for a range of different goals/reasons. Some people come to get a clearer understanding of their personalities and how these are affecting their lives; some come because they are experiencing clear distress; whilst others come without quite clearly knowing why but knowing they need a space to reflect and have a trained professional to listen.Some have psychotherapy not because of any overt problems in their lives but for one on one personal development.
There are significant differences between the three, but there is also considerable overlap.
A Psychiatrist has training in medicine and mental health. Unless a psychiatrist has taken further training as a psychotherapist, psychiatry is not a ‘talking therapy’ but rather works through prescribing appropriate medications for mental health issues.
Psychology began with the study of human and animal perception. Psychology can be applied in many different ways. Academic psychology includes research in the study of the physiology of sensation and perception; social psychology; personality psychology. This research can be applied clinically and used by clinical psychologists, or psychologists who go on to train as psychotherapists.
As clinical research grew, it became strongly influenced by psychoanalysis which places a large emphasis on unconscious functioning.
The various forms of clinical treatment that emerged in the mid-C20 through association with, and reactions against, psychoanalysis, resulted in what is now collectively called psychotherapy. As clinical research grew, it became strongly influenced by psychoanalysis which places a large emphasis on unconscious functioning. The various forms of clinical treatment that emerged in the mid-C20 through association with, and reactions against, psychoanalysis, resulted in what is now collectively called psychotherapy.
Psychotherapy helps people work with and/or change stress levels, emotional problems, negative behaviour and thoughts. These ‘talking therapies’ include – psychodynamic therapies, cognitive behavioral therapies, psychoanalytic therapies.People who work in the above fields have had in-depth training and must be registered to practice clinically.
Professional psychotherapists have had long term psychotherapy of their own to help ensure that they can run a safe, professional practice.
Nell Thompson has had over 15 years experience working with individual and groups and has experience working with a range of issues with clients.
Yes Psychotherapy is a confidential, safe space.