About Psychotherapy & Counselling
Counselling and psychotherapy are based on the development of a therapeutic relationship between us. Counselling is usually shorter and focused on a specific issue whilst psychotherapy is longer or open ended and it addresses the deeper, underlying issues that are causing difficulties in your every day life.
These are broad definitions based on the way I work and on my theoretical training founded on psychoanalytic principles however, they are often used interchangeably.
Both counselling and psychotherapy provide a pause in your week to dedicate time to reflect on yourself. They allow you to make changes in your life and in the way you see yourself and others. The pace and depth of work is mutually agreed and reviewed when appropriate.
‘We all need psychoanalysis’, Susanna Rustin – The Guardian
‘The efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy’, Jonathan Shedler – American Psychological Association
‘Reasons for living’, Adam Phillips, London Review of Books
Sessions usually last fifty minutes and take place regularly each week. The consultation session may be longer or shorter. Low-cost places may be available.
A pause in your week to explore and understand your current difficulties and their impact on you