What is the difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy?
The BACP do not make a difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy. They are seen as umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are terms used to talk about the work done with people over the short or long term to help bring about awareness, provide support and enhance wellbeing.
What is the BACP Register?
The BACP Register is a psychological therapists' register accredited under a new scheme set up by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body, accountable to Parliament.
Members of the public can now choose a counsellor or psychotherapist belonging to a register approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
What are the fees for sessions?
What can Counselling/Psychotherapy help me with?
Counselling/Psychotherapy is a service which provides a safe, non-judgemental, secure, confidential space in which to; explore choices behaviours and patterns, express emotions, develop skills, cultivate awareness and work through issues in an indepth way.
Counselling/Psychotherapy is not just for people who are "ill" and can be used for all facets of self development, helping to shape your life, freedom, responsibility and self determination.
Is Counselling/Psychotherapy confidential?
Yes. Every session is confidential. I am governed by the law and the Ethical Framework for Good Practice of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
What happens in a Counseling/Psychotherapy session?
Each session lasts an hour and is normally held at weekly intervals, starting from the agreed time of the appointment. The number of sessions can be reviewed, extended/changed.
What happens within a Counselling/Psychotherapy session is driven by what you choose and need to explore within that time. There is no typical format to a session. It a personal relationship created between the two of us, focused on you and your needs.