COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY

The key difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy lies in the recommended time required to see benefits. Counselling usually refers to a brief treatment that centres around behaviour patterns. Psychotherapy focuses on working with clients for longer-term and draws from insight into emotional problems and difficulties. There are many different types of Psychotherapy; Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic – to name but a few. Choosing a therapist can feel daunting but you need to find someone who you are comfortable with to talk about yourself and your concerns. The therapist will then advise as to whether you will benefit from Counselling or Psychotherapy.

How long it takes very much depends on what you wish to achieve. Short term work is helpful in focusing on specific issues, longer term work enables the therapist to work with you on more deep seated issues and concerns.

SOME OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL CONDITIONS TREATED

Counselling – Abuse and trauma and the effect on current relationships ♦ Difficulties with in-laws ♦ Infidelity ♦ Conflicting expectations ♦ Sexual problems ♦ Incompatible sexual desire ♦ Destructive conflict patterns ♦ Un-forgiveness ♦ Personality clashes.

Psychotherapy – ♦ Stress and Anxiety ♦ Relationship difficulties ♦ Bereavement and loss ♦ Anger ♦ Self-defeating behaviours ♦ Goal setting and motivation.

 Paulette Snudden


CREATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY

Similar to counselling, Psychotherapy through Creativity provides a person with the opportunity to talk about difficult feelings. However, thoughts or feelings that are not understood, or may not be  able to be communicated through words, can be explored at a deeper level, using a range of creative ways to help make sense of these feelings. This may include Drawing, Music, Movement, Play or Relaxation to name a few, and can result in emotional and psychological benefits. Resulting in a happier, healthier, and freer life.

 Psychotherapy through Creativity supports

 Depression ♦  Anxiety ♦  Stress ♦  Attachment ♦  Trauma   ♦ Autism   ♦ Carer’s/Care Workers   ♦ Confidence ♦ Self-Worth ♦ Dementia Care   ♦  Depression   ♦  Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties   ♦ Parkinson’s ♦  Physical & Learning Difficulties   ♦  Self-Harm   ♦  Victims of Bullying.

Clinical Supervision

 Supervision provides a professional with a safe and confidential space to reflect on their practice and make sense of anything that may be impacting on their professional or personal well-being. Together the supervisor and supervisee ruminate through discussion and creative exploration.

Supervision helps an individual gain clarity in their work, and liaisons with clients, colleagues, and organisations. Having a set time and space to reflect will support a professional develop in their practice, increase in confidence when faced with new situations, and establish their role in relation to others.

Hannah Creighton

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