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.


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


Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) is a therapeutic tool that uses Dance and Movement to express the self on a physical, mental, emotional level by communicating the conscious and sub-conscious mind.

DMP aims to improve an individual’s body-mind relationship and provides an outlet for any thoughts or feelings that words may not be able to convey. This can result in emotional and psychological benefits that may assist personal, social and emotional development.

The process can formulate through movement however the inclusion of music and prop is often accessed to assist and enhance the experience.

Anyone can engage with DMP and dance experience is not necessary.


Adult Mental Health ♦ Anxiety/Stress ♦ Attachment and 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 ♦ Youth

Hannah Creighton

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