Psychotherapy or Counselling, what's the difference?
Both psychotherapy and counselling are talking therapies that provide you with an opportunity and environment in which to explore and express yourself fully and deeply.
Psychotherapy tends to be longer term work, enabling a deeper exploration and understanding of ones Self and ways of being.
Generally speaking, counselling tends to be shorter term work with the focus being on one or two particular issues or difficulties, whereby psychotherapy, being longer, has more time and space in which to explore and to understand how ones early life experience, and deepest Self, organise their current ways of being, exploring how past experiences may present the issues and difficulties that may be experienced here and now.
How long will it take?
Psychotherapy is most beneficial as a long term relationship, this allows for the 'work' to take place and for insights to be gained and integrated into the Self. Psychotherapy is initiated on an open-ended basis.
I also offer counselling, working with a particular issue, over a shorter period of time. I recommend a minimum of 12 weeks, but essentially, in both psychotherapy and counselling, it is you who decides how long you remain in therapy.
How much does it cost?
For a limited time I am offering low cost counselling and psychotherapy in Bath and Wiltshire, and this is available to all.
I currently charge £25 for a 50 minute session.
This rate reflects my status as a psychotherapist in training. An accredited psychotherapist will generally charge anywhere between £40 and £60.
How do I know which therapist to choose?
There are many therapists to choose from these days, and many different approaches that may or may not suit you well. I recommend doing a little research- google a few therapists, make some calls, even meet one or two for an initial consultation. I'd say to' go with your gut' when making your decision, just as any relationship you may embark upon, it should feel right for you. Only you will know.