What is Counselling and Psychotherapy?
Both are talking therapies, neither of which involve the therapist telling the client what to do!
Counselling and Psychotherapy both have trust, respect, equality, congruence and confidentiality as their foundation
Counselling can be viewed, very generally speaking, as shorter term and working more in the present, looking at what is going on now for the client.
Psychotherapy is based on psychological theory, exploring a person's early years, their childhood environment, past events and influences. This can offer clues to understanding present circumstances and responses.
With new insight and understanding about ourselves; the world around us; how we relate to it, our individual needs and motivations; we can begin to see more clearly our choices and ultimately be able to make change happen.
“One of the main aims of counselling is to guide us from feeling victims of circumstances to feeling we have some control over our lives”