Counselling or Psychotherapy?

The terms Counselling and Psychotherapy are often used interchangeably. Although they are similar, Counselling tends to be short-term and often confined to the here and now of relationships, work, etc. The difficulties we are experiencing now.

Psychotherapy, on the other hand, tends to be longer-term or even open-ended. Psychotherapy usually deals with long-term, deeply embedded issues which have troubled us for some time. What often happens is that a client will come because something is hurting them or upsetting them in the present and they realise that this has been going on for years in one form or another by looking at what is happening in our lives now leads us to a deeper look at our life in general.

My role is to help you feel better about yourself, your life and your relationships, whether you call it Counselling or Psychotherapy. I use an Integrated approach which means that I use a number of different theories and use the one which I feel would work best for you at any given time.

I am very happy to talk to you about how I work and what you can expect from our work together. If you cannot find the answers to this on these pages, please feel free to phone or e-mail me.