The difference between counselling and psychotherapy has been described like this;
Counselling works with one room in the house whereas psychotherapy works with the entire house, including the foundation and previous land history!
Thus, when issues cannot be resolved within a few months, clients are welcome to continue working with me into a framework that is psychotherapy.
This long term period will enable me to explore deeper and more long term difficulties in an appropriate amount of time, whilst containing what comes up and preventing re-traumatisation.
Having trained over a 6 year period with the UKCP, I am well versed and experienced in supporting you with trauma.
Following feedback from multiple clients stating that they felt "settled from within"., I decided to name my service "Inner Betterment". Numerous clients who have come to me have had prior experience of counselling and stated that this was their first time feeling an actual difference to their lives; so much so that their family's also noticed a positive difference. I do not claim that this is entirely down to me, but is down to the relational collaboration between my clients and I.
My approach is relational meaning that it is important to me that you get to take time to establish a trusting, and safe relationship with me in therapy. This is key to recovering from trauma, so that you may unlearn a traumatised way of living, and replace this with healthy ways to be. This is a proven and well researched way to heal from traumas including relational traumas.
Examples of what clients bring to psychotherapy includes but is not limited to:
Personality adaptations (clinically referred to as 'disorders')
Historical abuse/neglect including sexual abuse
If you are interested and would like support with finding out which service is best suited to you, please get in touch.