What's the difference between counselling & psychotherapy?
Counselling is often described as a shorter-term intervention focusing on a particular event/ issue in someone's life.
Therapy is often described as a longer-term intervention, looking at issues, personal experiences and relationships more in depth.
Who can benefit from counselling & psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy and counselling can be highly effective for people experiencing a range of conditions and circumstances that impact negatively on their physical and mental health wellbeing. Some of the experiences and issues I work with are:
- Anxiety- Fear- Stress- Panic
- Depression- Self-harm- Low Self esteem/ Confidence- Impact of partner/parental mental health
- Reaching a crisis point/ not being able to cope- Work & Life balance
- Anger- Frustration- Aggression- Bullying
- Shame- Trauma- PTSD- Domestic abuse- Sexual abuse- Childhood abuse
- Relationship issues- Repeating patterns of behaviour- Relationship and communication difficulties- Divorce
- Family issues- Parenting issues- Parent & Child relational dynamics- Adoption
- Life changes/ transitions- Loss- Bereavement- Long-term illness- Infertility
- Sexuality- Sexual Identity
- Feeling: stuck/ confused/ passive/ adaptive/ numb/ lost/ unsafe/ invisible/ needy/ not accepted/ not loved/ not belonging/ not mattered/ not cared for/ not bothered/ trying too hard/ not in control/ too controlling
- Some people chose to be in therapy for their personal or professional development
How long are the sessions?
Individual (child, adult) therapy/counselling sessions are 50 minutes long.
Parent-child therapy sessions are 50min-1hr long depending on agreement (contract).
How often would I need to attend?
Ideally weekly on a regular basis. However, if this is not possible, we can discuss other arrangements.
How long does counselling/therapy take?
This differs case by case as everyone is unique and it also depends on what someone brings to their therapy; what changes/ differences they want to make in their lives.
Can I really talk about anything?
Yes. In the therapeutic relationship I offer professional boundaries, safe, confidential and non-judgmental space, where you can discuss anything, no matter how shameful or strange it may feel.
What is the benefit of using the creative arts in therapy?
The arts ( art, clay, sandplay, postcards, music, poetry, drama, puppetry, movement) offer safe and contained way how to express and process feelings, which can sometimes be difficult to articulate or find the right words for.
Do I have to use the arts?
No. It is entirely up to you whether you choose to use any arts media to support your work in therapy.
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