Counselling is the process that occurs when a counsellor and client set aside time in order to explore difficulties which may include the stressful or emotional feelings of the client. It is a relationship of trust and confidentiality which is non judgemental and not advice giving, but a place where exploration can facilitate positive change.
This way of working includes all of the above, but with one particular focus and aim, set in the frame of a limited number of sessions. These can range from 5, 10, 12 to 20 sessions. This will be decided mutually at the initial meeting.
In an initial meeting, we can explore your needs and issues. You may find that the way I work may not be for you, or you may wish to be referred to another professional for specialist work. I am able to do this. Also it is important that we like each other if we are going work together. An initial assessment session provides the space for these questions.
Psychotherapy is a deeper form of counselling, the two overlap. Apart from once weekly sessions, if you wished to, you could work two or three times weekly. Psychotherapy enables people to learn more about themselves, gain greater confidence, better relationships and a greater ability to manage stress.
“A journey of a Thousand Miles must begin with a single step.”