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Generally, Counselling is considered to be more short-termed, solution-focused than psychotherapy. However in practice, the methods are very similar. A good analogy would be that if you went to a counsellor with a ripped coat, the counsellor would endeavour to patch it up. If you went to a therapist, he/she would endeavour to give you a new one.
Integrative counsellors and psythotherapists have been trained to create their own therapeutic method by integrating different theoretical models. In this way, they can better adjust their approach to meet the unique needs of their individual clients
The duration of a course of counselling or therapy depends on the assessment of the client’s needs. Some clients may find 6 or 12 weeks sufficient to address one-off concerns, others may benefit from more in depth exploration of deep-rooted issues necessitating months or years of work. However, the process is flexible and may be changed either way as work progresses.
The sessions are usually 50mns and take place weekly at a regular time agreed during the assessment. This time is yours.
I currently charge £50 per session. There are some concessionary fees available which can be discussed during the assessment. Payment can be made by cheque or in cash at each session or at the end of the month. The assessment session is charged at the same rate as regular sessions.