Psychotherapy is a talking therapy to which you can bring issues in your life that are troubling you and express your feelings and emotions in confidence.
In your psychotherapy with me, you can talk about things that you might not want to discuss with anyone else and gain deeper insight into the difficult issues and feelings that you face.
I work relationally, which means that the therapeutic relationship created between you and me, becomes a gentle yet powerful tool for healing and transformation.
We can work together for a short term or longer term. Short term therapy tends to be on a specific issue that is troubling you. Longer term therapy may also be on a specific issue or the issues may be more general.Longer term work allows for deeper insights and understanding which lead to increased possibilities for change.
I am sometimes asked what the difference is between a counsellor and a psychotherapist and what they can offer.Whilst a psychotherapist can offer counselling, a counsellor cannot offer psychotherapy.The depth at which a psychotherapist has trained, allows him or her to work at a deep level with their clients.
Psychotherapists train for a minimum of four years at postgrad level.Their training is theoretically exacting and there are high standards of practical requirements, both in terms of the trainee psychotherapist’s own psychotherapy with a qualified psychotherapist, which must be ongoing throughout the training period, in addition to a minimum requirement of hours working with clients, as well as experience gained in a mental health provider setting. In addition to this, all psychotherapists must be in professional supervision. Trainee and qualified psychotherapists are required to be members of a professional body, which in my case is the UKCP.
The most rigorous counselling trainings demand approximately half of these requirements.