Psychotherapy is very similar to counselling and they have many things in common, so the difference between them may be unclear. This is because they share so many features with each other. Both are talking therapies that aim to alleviate pain and suffering caused by emotional or cognitive issues and mental health problems, through exploring them in a safe environment.
What mainly distinguishes psychotherapy from counselling is the emphasis on an in-depth therapeutic relationship jointly created between client and therapist. Psychotherapy aims to work with complex issues that may be deeply embedded, and it is this relationship which is the central ingredient in the healing process.
As a psychotherapist my experience and training include working with people with emotional or cognitive issues, and with those who have experienced mental health problems such as psychosis, PTSD, OCD or long term anxiety disorders. I am better equipped to work with mental health problems than someone who has only trained as a counsellor.
You do not need to be concerned about whether you need counselling or psychotherapy, as we will explore this during our first few sessions and agree what is right for you. Contact me now to see if working together could be beneficial for you. You can send an email via this site or call on 07515759587.