About Therapy

What is the difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy?
There is a lot of debate about the differences and many people believe that both approaches are interchangeable and overlap in a number of ways. I feel that there cannot be a clear distinction made between Counselling and Psychotherapy, because, just as people in distress do not fit into a neat description, the truly person centred therapist, who works closely with you in a responsive way, cannot do so either.

There are also different models of therapy proposing different ways of working with people. The focus of each is different and each model of therapy has its own strengths and weaknesses. In response to a client a therapist may find one approach more appropriate than another, depending on their own personal preference, or on the severity and depth of the presenting issues brought by the client.

I am a person centred integrative  therapist. This means that I can draw upon a wide range of established and respected resources in order to help me understand and work with you more effectively. The approaches I tend to use most are:

  • Creative therapy – use of paint, clay and representative objects
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Inner Child Therapy
  • Guided Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Poetry
  • Journal Writing
  • Gestalt

 

“Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?”
Ian Wallace