Counselling & Psychotherapy
What is Counselling and Psychotherapy?
Counselling and Psychotherapy are about being able to have a safe and confidential environment where you feel comfortable sharing your struggles without any judgment and allowing you to make sense of your difficulties. This can be for a number of issues, concerns, or areas that you would like to personally develop and seek more clarity in. Essentially, it’s time for you to just be you.
What do I do as a therapist?
My key skill is in listening to you and really hearing, seeing you, and empathising with your feelings. It is my role to facilitate you in finding your own solutions, helping you increase your own self-awareness and realisation that you have choices. I will also support you in discovering how your past experiences may be affecting your present and finding alternative healthier coping mechanisms.
What is the difference between counseling and psychotherapy?
There are many different views and definitions based on this; personally, I describe counselling as short term work and working on one specific area based on the here and now. Psychotherapy is longer-term and more complex work, understanding how early messages from the past may influence us in the here and now.
- Short term therapy sessions can take between 6-12 sessions
- Long term therapy sessions are open-ended
- Information disclosed during the sessions is kept strictly confidential with the exception of certain situations that will be discussed upon contracting.