Counselling and psychotherapy can support you at difficult times in your life and help you to change patterns of behaviour and understand yourself better to live a more choiceful life. There are many different types of counselling and psychotherapy and it is important that you find the right counsellor or psychotherapist for you.
What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?
Counsellors are trained to degree or postgraduate degree level with 3 or 4 years training. Counselling can support people to explore specific issues that are troubling them and is usually short to medium term in length (usually up to a year). Psychotherapists are trained to postgraduate degree level with 4 or 5 years training. Psychotherapy is a more indepth therapy that helps you with more complex issues. Psychotherapy can be short, medium or long term.
How often are the sessions?
Counselling and psychotherapy sessions take place at the same time each week for 50 minutes. The regularity of the sessions helps to develop a safe and secure relationship where you can feel free to share what is troubling you in a non judgemental space.
How much does counselling and psychotherapy cost?
Day time sessions from 8 am-5 pm cost £50
Evening sessions from 5 pm-8 pm cost £60
I have a few concessionary spaces for student psychotherapists /student counsellors/ low waged.
Payment is made by cash,cheque or bank transfer before or at the start of each session.
Is counselling and psychotherapy confidential?
I abide by the code of ethics of UKCP and UPCA. Counselling and psychotherapy is confidential, with a few exceptions that will be explained when we meet. Psychotherapists and counsellors are obliged to talk about their work with a supervisor, to ensure good standards for your safety, but your name is not used to protect your privacy.