It is often asked what the difference between counselling and psychotherapy is: counselling tends be more focused work over a shorter time frame whereas psychotherapy is often seen as longer, deeper, and more explorative on-going work, dealing with an array of issues and problems, and the two can overlap considerably.
BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Within the Integrative Approach of Counselling and Psychotherapy, we work from a Framework which incorporates different modalities such as CBT, Humanistic and Psychodynamic. Below gives you some information about each modality. These can be interlinked within sessions as and when needed depending which suits the client’s needs best:
CBT is an evidence-based practice used for helping to improve mental health. It centres on developing personal coping strategies and techniques aimed at resolving problems and dilemmas by changing unhelpful cognitive and behavioural patterns such as beliefs, thoughts, and attitudes.
Humanistic psychotherapy focuses on the individual's own nature, facilitating an environment of self-nourishment, growth, wisdom, and healing, with the individual finding self-fulfilment from within.
Psychodynamic therapy, also known as insight-oriented therapy, focuses on unconscious processes as they are manifested in a person's present behaviour. The goals of psychodynamic therapy are a client's self-awareness and understanding of the influence of the past on present behaviour.
So, whether you decide to take the step forward and come on our “Journey Together”, think about that initial consultation. If you feel it is the right time for you, give me a call on Tel: +44(0)7841603659 or email me firstname.lastname@example.org and we can make the arrangements necessary to move forward.
From this initial consultation, you can then decide your next step as this session does not oblige you to continue for further counselling sessions. This is an opportunity for you to get a better understanding of what counselling and psychotherapy is about and how it may help you. We can talk about your needs and raise awareness of any worries you may have before committing to counselling. This session will last 50 minutes. If you decide you would like to start counselling, we would arrange a suitable time and day for you to attend weekly sessions which will last 50 minutes (therapeutic hour).
Each session is charged at £40.00, payable at the end of each session either in cash or cheque.