Is it Counselling or Psychotherapy?

It can be confusing to know the difference between Counselling or Psychotherapy.

I refer to it mostly as “therapy” but to be honest; you can say whatever feels OK for you because at the end of the day how you and I work together is going to be what counts.

I could refer to 100’s of theorists (people who think up really good stuff) and 1000’s of references (65 billion according to the internet to be precise) to get to a definition but the dictionary definition sums it up:

“An activity that makes you feel happy or that helps you to deal with your problems”

A common misconception about integrative therapy  

People sometimes worry that it means integrating you into a group or working with others it’s definitely not that!
It can help provide you with a set of tools to help you understand yourself and others better

What can I help with? 

Firstly no worry is silly.  If you find yourself spending a lot of time thinking about it and it affects how you feel and how you are around others then it means it’s real for you and that’s something we can work on.  

It is estimated that around 75% of people going to therapy worry that their therapist will think their problem is not big enough (many years ago I also went to therapy thinking this). 100% of my clients present with very valid worries, a life full of experiences (good and bad, big and small), which have resulted in them feeling, stuck, unsure and disconnected with the world on some level. All of your worries are valid. All of them.

What I really hope is to be able to help support you to be the best version of you, so you can moved forward feeling understood, better prepared and free to choose the life you want

I can support you with:

Everyday worries | feeling not good enough is a common one
Work related worries | lack of confidence | being bullied
Sleep disturbance | poor sleep | disruptive dreams
Low self esteem
Post traumatic Stress Disorder

All of these are a lot more common than you think.

It’s definitely not just you that feels like this.



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