Many people ask what the difference is between counselling and psychotherapy? Essentially, they are the same ‘talking therapies’. However, counselling tends to be shorter term, dealing with current problems such as stress, anxiety, loss, lack of focus and often includes practical coping strategies in addition to talking through the problem, whereas psychotherapy tends to be, but not necessarily, longer term, addressing deep-rooted issues such as self-worth, and may involve exploring early experiences. It may be the case when working through a current problem that deeper-rooted issues are uncovered. It is your choice whether you wish to work with and process those issues. Therefore, it is not possible to pre-determine how long therapy will take. You decide to end therapy when you feel that you have achieved your goals and we will review that together on a regular basis.
During sessions, I will offer you time just for you, in a safe and confidential space, where you have the opportunity to think and talk about yourself and your concerns in a way that you often can’t do with family, friends or colleagues.
I will accept you, not judge you. I will listen empathically to what matters to you and what you wish to change. I will offer the right amount of challenge to help you gain insight. You will find that by my acting as a mirror to reflect yourself back, you are able to gain greater clarity in your thoughts and feelings. Together we will work towards improving your well-being, in a manner and pace to suit you, and empower you to make the changes you want in your life and in your relationships with others.
Many people find it difficult to express themselves. I believe in working creatively to find the best way to help you do so. As I work pluralistically, we may incorporate other forms of expression or aspects of a number 0f therapeutic approaches during some sessions, sometimes including practical tools for you to work on between sessions. This will only be if appropriate, and I will always seek your consent and collaboration in discovering what works best for you. It is your journey but I will work alongside you to support you and help you get to where you want to be.
Details of your investment in sessions can be found here, Your investment
If you would like a flavour of what therapy is like with me, you can read what others have said, Testimonials but it is important that we feel comfortable working together.
For further information or to book an initial assessment, please call me on 07933 279616 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org