22nd October 2018 

Psychotherapy & Counselling

On this page, you will find information about:

  • The difference between Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Common Reasons For Seeking Counselling / Psychotherapy
  • Psychotherapy & Counselling Approaches
  • Frequently Asked Questions

The difference between Counselling & Psychotherapy

This is one of the most common questions, and also one quite difficult to answer. It really boils down to the individual, how they work, and the training they have undergone. Sometimes there is little or no difference beteween how a counsellor or psychotherapist might practise, and sometimes the difference is much bigger. Some counsellors are working much more in an advisory capacity, and some psychotherapists will work at a deeper level to hep you explore the roots and causes of the difficulty you are having. Often the only thing you can do is meet one, and see if they work in a way that feels right to you. Asking about training, qualifications and memberships can help, but just because someone isn't registered with the UKCP or BACP doesn't mean they might not be right for you, as there are alternatives to being registered with one of these two major governing bodies.

Common Reasons For Seeking Counselling / Psychotherapy

Many people have experienced the positive impact that counselling and psychotherapy can have on their lives, their well being, and their sense of self - fulfilment.

Some common life difficulties (not an exhaustive list for which people seek the help of a counsellor or psychotherapist:

Coping with change
Eating Disorders
Feeling unfulfilled
Loss of direction
Relationship difficulties
Panic attacks
Performance Anxiety
Personal Growth
Self exploration
Work related issues

Please contact me if you have a query as to whether counselling or psychotherapy could be of use to you!

Psychotherapy & Counselling Approaches

It has been recorded that there are hundreds of different approaches to to this area of work. This section is intended to give you an overview of these different approaches, all of which in some way underpin and lead to the work I offer as an Integrative Relational Body Psychotherapist.


Frequently Asked Questions - TBA