‘Psychotherapy’ and ‘Counselling’ are terms often used interchangeably; both are a form of talking therapy. Some practitioners choose to use both terms when referring to themselves and although they are very similar there are some subtle differences, however counselling is generally used to refer to a briefer process than psychotherapy.
Psychotherapy and Counselling are talking therapies, which can help you gain an understanding of overwhelming thoughts, feelings, behaviours and repeated patterns that may no longer be helpful. Therapy can provide an opportunity of exploration of different ways of being which can help you make more informed choices in a secure, safe and non-judgemental environment.
Not everyone who comes for counselling is in a crisis. Therapy can help build your self-esteem and confidence through an environment of acceptance, value, compassion and autonomy. There are many factors that bring people to therapy such as loss, emotional distress, trauma, depression and anxiety through factors such as social isolation, relationship issues, debt, poor physical health and long-term illness. Our Counsellor Claire, can blend compatible aspects of various approaches and theories that inform and adapt how she works to your needs. We are all unique after all.