What is the difference between Psychotherapy and Counselling?
Although I use the terms 'counselling' and 'psychotherapy' interchangeably, counselling tends to refer to more goal-orientated, shorter term, time limited work whereas psychotherapy often involves a longer term, open ended agreement which enables the therapist and client to work at a deeper level.
There are many different counselling and psychotherapy approaches. I have completed an integrative training which means that I do not adhere to one specific model but draw from several approaches. My practice is based on humanistic principles that emphasise the consideration of you as a whole person.
As we are all unique, I adapt my way of working to what works best for you. Although much of our work together may involve talking about what is happening currently in your life, it may be important to talk about things that have happened in the past and so understand how these affect your everyday life; with this awareness we can consider changes that could lead to a life that simply works better for you.
The most important aspect of my approach is that we work in a way that you are comfortable so that that you are able to take things at a pace which feels right for you.
- People with challenges in their relationships e.g. families, partners
- People with low self-esteem and confidence
- Counselling has been used successfully to assist a wide range of issues:
- anxiety disorders (including panic attacks)
- work related issues
- relationships (including sexual issues)
- self esteem
- addictions (alcohol and substance misuse)
- eating disorders
- personality difficulties
- fears and phobias
- Fixed term Cognitive Therapy (6 course Short term ‘goal specific’ work)
- Medium term Integrative Therapy
- Long term Therapy
- Counselling can produce a positive change and personal development
So if you feel ready to take the first step toward getting the kind of life that works better for you then call me on 07766 816422. Alternatively, click here to e-mail me.
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As a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) I am bound by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice and Code of Ethics and Principles of Good Practice for Members and subject to their Complaints Procedure.
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