Counselling Psychology is concerned with the application of psychological theories
and techniques to help people cope with their difficulties, life issues and psychological
disorders. Chartered Counselling Psychologists offer a non-judgemental, therapeutic
relationship. They create a safe, confidential environment where issues and concerns
can be openly discussed and explored. Chartered Counselling Psychologists usually
specialise in 2 to 4 therapeutic approaches. They are trained to choose the most
effective form of therapy to fit the needs of the client. They are qualified to provide
Counselling and Psychotherapy.
What is Counselling & Psychotherapy?
Counselling is a way of addressing a problem by talking it through with someone who
is properly trained. The counsellor listens and helps the individual express their
thoughts and emotions. They’ll also support and help the individual to explore and
understand their concerns. The process of counselling encourages the individual to
create their own way forward in an supportive environment.
Psychotherapy involves exploring thoughts, feelings, beliefs, current and past experiences
and events in a safe, supportive environment. Sometimes this maybe from the individuals
childhood or personal history. The aim of psychotherapy is to help the individual
gain insight into their current difficulties, bring about changes in their thinking
or behaviour, and develop new or build on existing ways of coping. Psychotherapy
is designed to improve the individuals well being and interpersonal relationships.
The length of therapy depends on the nature of the individuals problems. It may last
from several months to several years. It is most effective when a trusting relationship
can be built up between the client and the therapist.
Different therapeutic approaches have different emphases of working with psychological
difficulty. Please see below, the main approaches that I offer.
Select the options below to find out more about each therapy:-