What is Therapy?
Psychotherapy and Counselling are a talking therapy where the client does most of the talking and the therapist listens. It is non-directive and something of a 'shared journey' where we both work towards understanding your situation better.
Most importantly, therapy is a confidential, non-judgemental space to explore feelings, anxieties, or concerns with an empathic, professional practitioner.What is the Difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy?
These two terms are often used interchangeably. However, counselling is usually of a short-term nature, say six sessions, to deal with a specific issue such as bereavement or divorce. Psychotherapy, is longer-term, open-ended therapy to deal with more deep-rooted, long-standing issues.Some Possible Benefits of Therapy:An increased self-awareness;
More in touch with feelings;
A feeling of greater positivity;
A realization that there are choices;
Increased feelings of empowerment;
Feeling better able to cope.
The first meeting is an exploratory one to check that we are comfortable working together. It is an opportunity for you to ask me questions about my practice. At this meeting, I will discuss with you what you wish to get out of therapy and how I work. If we both decide to go forward with therapy, the rate, frequency and timing for sessions will be agreed at this time.
To make an appointment or to have an informal chat prior to making a decision, please contact me on 0771 8296866.