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About Counselling & Psychotherapy

Counselling and psychotherapy is an opportunity for both healing and self-exploration. Counselling offers individuals an opportunity to deal with challenges, losses or changes in their life in a supportive environment. Through talking, reflection, and analysis, therapy helps people to approach their circumstances from a new perspective, receive support to get through difficult times, and improve their quality of life.

Counselling or psychotherapy is useful to a variety of people at different times in their lives. If you have specific questions you are welcome to contact me by phone or internet.

How long does therapy go on for?

Counselling can be both time-limited and open-ended according to your needs. Short-term therapy is generally for a minimum of 6 sessions. Couples therapy is for a minimum of 8 sessions, as is family therapy.

What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?

The difference between counselling and psychotherapy is currently under debate. Counselling tends to be less intensive than psychotherapy and psychotherapy tends to go on for a longer period of time and requires a practitioner with a more advanced level of training. There is no need to differentiate between the two when making an enquiry.

What type of counselling / psychotherapy do you practice?

I am mainly trained in person-centred counselling & psychotherapy but also draw on my current professional development and supervision which is from a Jungian psychotherapeutic framework. I am also able to use cognitive-beahvioural methods when appropriate. My range of training allows me to be flexible in my approach.

My specialist areas include: