Whats the difference between Psychotherapy and Counselling?
In fact, there is no clear difference; both are “Talking Therapies” .What matters to a client in distress is that the therapist who works with them can listen to their problems and help them find some better way forward. In some contexts the term “Counsellor” is used more often (e.g. “Addiction Counsellor”); in other settings the term “Psychotherapist” is preferred (e.g. in private practice). Whether someone is called a Counsellor or a Psychotherapist, or both, they should be able to work with a client on a range of issues, for short-term or long-term work, as needed.
Making an appointment
You can call or email me to make an appointment for psychotherapy. I usually respond within 12 hours Mon – Friday 8am-8pm
All appointments are of 60 mins. duration unless otherwise agreed. Fees are payable at the time of the appointment.
Making the most of the sessions
Counselling has a much greater chance of success if you truly engage with the process. As counselling is provided once a week you will be encouraged to commit to attending weekly sessions.
If you are unable to attend scheduled sessions, notify me in advance so that vacant session slots can be re-assigned to someone else who needs support.
What is Counselling & How Can it Help Me?
Counselling is a confidential ‘Helping Relationship’ that aims to allow you to identify your own resources. It is based on the principle of empowerment that encourages a view towards reaching your fullest potential in life.
Counselling & Psychotherapy aims not to give you advice but allows you to clarify and address your problems. You will be offered the opportunity to explore your fears, challenges, expectations, limitations and possibilities for change and personal growth with my professional guidance and in a supportive and caring environment.
Through the Therapeutic Relationship you can hope to develop greater levels of self-awareness allowing you to acknowledge your strengths so that you can make confident personal choices as you move forward on your personal journey.
It can help a wide variety of issues such as improving your personal relationships, understanding your past and present with a view to enhancing your future. It may also help you to accept the difficult things in life that cannot be changed which sometimes can produce negative effects on us such as anger issues, depression, panic attacks and obessessive compulsive disorders.
Through understanding and acceptance you can hope to manage these difficult feelings and behaviours. I will help you along the way looking at positive ways with which to deal with such issues.
Online counselling is becoming more popular, and many find that it is useful for receiving support for a wide range of difficulties. Research suggests that online counselling can be just as effective as working with someone face-to-face. However, it may not be suitable for everyone and is not intended for those who are at immediate risk of harming themselves.