Psychotherapy and counselling are talking therapies used to treat emotional problems and mental health issues. As a UKCP accredited Psychotherapist educated at Masters level, I am qualified to the highest standard to provide safe, expert talking therapy to help people with emotional, social and mental health issues.
How can psychotherapy benefit me?
As an Integrative Psychotherapist I work with people to help them to feel more whole and to enable them to experience life in the fullest way that is available to them. The way in which we will work together will depend on your individual needs and the issues that you bring to therapy. We may look at your past and discover how this impacts your current life and relationships. We may develop a relationship which enables you to gain trust in others. We may look at ways to reduce your need to behave in ways which are destructive or unhealthy, or the work might be about reducing your tendency towards anxiety and depression.
What's the difference between Counselling & Psychotherapy?
Clients tend to seek counselling when they are wanting to resolve a specific issue within a short to mid term timeframe. Clients seek Psychotherapy in order to work through longer standing issues that effect the way you engage with yourself, the world around you and your relationships. In other words; counselling is sought when you have a problem in your life and Psychotherapy is sought when it is your life that has become the problem. I am qualified to provide either.
How many sessions will I have?
Psychotherapy can be short or long term. The number of sessions will depend on you, what we agree and the depth and complexity of the issues you want to resolve. It is unusual for therapy to last for less than six sessions, and many people engage on an ongoing basis.
As a fully qualified Psychotherapist, some of the issues I am experienced in helping clients with are...
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