Psychotherapy and Counselling?
Counselling and Psychotherapy is a contractual activity
that takes place between a therapist and the client. The
meeting is private and confidential and offers the
opportunity for the client to explore concerns and
issues that may be impacting on their lives.
It is difficult to give a clear definition of the
difference between psychotherapy and counselling,
however counselling often places the focus on specific
areas of concern. This may be within a short or longer
Psychotherapists generally have completed a longer
in-depth training and often work with early
developmental issues and difficult patterns of relating.
This is longer term work often up to 2 or more years.
The essential healing aspect of any form of
psychological therapy is through the relationship that
is built between the therapist and the client.
Sessions can be face to face, skype or telephone. A 30
minute telephone introductory session is offered free of
It is more appropriate to meet for weekly sessions face
to face sessions. This is essential to support the
challenges to the internal psychological system that may
emerge through in depth personal exploration. Once the
therapeutic relationship is established then Skype
sessions may be incorporated into the work.