What is Therapy?


Here is a simple guide to understanding the difference. You might have found it useful in the past to talk about problems with a friend or family member, but sometimes there are things that we don't feel we can talk about to those close to us or maybe talk in a way we would like to. 

What is counselling & psychotherapy?

Counselling and psychotherapy are talking therapies which mean that through talking with the therapist you are able to think about and address what you are finding difficult or challenging. To support you in doing this I offer a non-judgmental and supportive environment.  

What is integrative psychotherapy?

Integrative psychotherapy is an approach that integrates different theories and practices so as to enable me to best support you in your current situation. 

Can counselling help me?

Maybe you are experiencing feelings of low mood, anxiety or stress or finding relationships with others difficult. Below are just a few examples of the types of issues I have worked with previously. Counselling doesn't promise a cure. Through the process of meeting with me you have the opportunity to think about what it is that you are finding difficult and how it is impacting on your life. The aim of psychotherapy is to support you in gaining the confidence and capacity to support yourself.

What issues can counselling help with?

People can find therapy helpful for a wide range of problems. I have worked with individuals and families to help improve or gain clarity around relationships, to think about a specific problem they are experiencing or have experienced, increase confidence, and/or reduce anxiety. I believe that an important part of the therapeutic process comes from allowing yourself the time and space to think about what it is that is concerning you. Other issues I have experience of working with include depression, anxiety, stress, eating disorders, relationship problems, self harming, bereavement, managing anger, weight management, weight loss (bariatric) surgery and trauma including physical/sexual abuse.