Counselling or Psychotherapy?
‘Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long-term to help them bring about effective change or enhance their wellbeing.’ (BACP, 2015)
Counselling offers the opportunity to explore specific aspects of current difficulties.
Psychotherapy deals with more deep-seated issues. Many people who seek psychotherapy are interested in finding our about themselves in order to improve relationships and live a more rewarding life.
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy derives from psychoanalysis. Clients are able to explore the effect of the past on the present.
Integrative Counselling is a combined approach that brings together different elements of specific therapies.
Anxiety, Bereavement and grief, Cultural/language difficulties, Depression, Relationships, Self-esteem, Stress, Social-identity, Anger Management, Panic Attacks, Trauma, Social Anxiety, Chronic Pain & Fatigue, Phobias, Obsessions & Compulsions and many other conditions.
What is the Therapeutic process?
Prospective clients are offered an assessment session. This provides both the client and myself the opportunity to decide whether we wish to work together before agreeing on the appropriate number of sessions . Sessions are 50 minutes long and held on the same day and same time each week.
How to start Counselling or Psychotherapy?
Please make an appointment for an assessment session where key concerns can be discussed and the best type of therapeutic approach identified (long term, time-limited, brief therapy, etc).
Does counselling or psychotherapy remain confidential?
Personal issues and concerns can be discussed in an accepting and safe setting. All information disclosed by clients is confidential. Clients are treated with sensitivity and respect. Clients’ personal beliefs are honoured and valued.
How does the counsellor/psychotherapist maintain therapeutic standards?
I receive monthly supervision to ensure that therapeutic standards are maintained with all clients.
Which code of Ethics is the Counsellor bound by?
As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure therein.
£45 for individuals, £55 for couples, per session.
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