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20th February 2020 

About Counselling/Psychotherapy

How can Counselling and Psychotherapy help?

We can all go through difficult periods in our lives when we need some emotional support. Sometimes the reasons for this are apparent, for example in the case of loss or trauma, and sometimes we can simply feel distressed and not really be able to identify why. Counselling and Psychotherapy provides a safe place to talk with someone who is not involved in your personal life and explore any difficulties you may be having, helping you to gain greater insight and understanding into your thoughts and feelings. In this way people are able to find new more resilient ways of coping and living their lives with satisfaction and joy.

The difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy

Counselling is usually focussed on a particular issue and is usually for a period of between 6 and 12 weeks, whilst psychotherapy looks at personal issues in more depth and therefore usually takes longer. In reality counselling and psychotherapy tend to overlap as current problems and our ability to cope with them are often related to deeper psychological problems which may come to light during the sessions.