Psychotherapy or counselling? Both of these terms can be used to describe talking therapy and are frequently used interchangeably. There are overlaps in the way therapists work, but, in very general terms, it is worth thinking about the following...
If you have a specific problem of a more acute nature you may want to engage in counselling. This can be helpful if you are feeling stuck or finding yourself at a crossroads in your life.
Psychotherapy can often be longer term with the opportunity to talk about and explore embedded, longstanding issues at a deeper level.
You may have noticed a pattern of concerns that keeps coming back, or feel you are ready to address some underlying themes like unresolved trauma or unhealthy relationships from the past.
I will draw on a range of resources useful in talking therapy, including Transactional Analysis, Gestalt and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. The choice is yours! Or you may find a combination of both psychotherapy and counselling may be appropriate to support you to move forward and make positive and long lasting psychological change. If you are currently looking for guidance or you have any questions, please get in touch.