Are you overwhelmed, maybe heading for a crisis, or you’ve arrived at a place where you need the safe space and support to help you understand and work through pressing issues?

Family and close friends can be a great support. Though coming to Counselling enables you to look into your problems and worries with a specialist. Counselling and Psychotherapy can really be of benefit, bringing impartial and professional support and objective insights that will help lead you to a place of increasing understanding and deal with troublesome habits and a wide range of issues that hinder you such as depression, anxiety, anger, relationship and communication breakdown, trauma. We all carry a lot from our past that can directly impact our present, without even realising it.

So what’s the difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy? Well, Psychotherapy is more in-depth and facilitates long-term changes; a reconstruction of the areas of personality or psyche.

Counselling on the other hand works with ‘what’s in the room’, those life issues that are present today. Psychotherapy goes deeper. Psychotherapy explores past issues that might be contributing to present-day problems. It often takes place continually or intermittently over a period of years. In actual practice, however, there is a great deal of overlap between the two types of therapies.

One of the fundamental differences between Counselling and Psychotherapy is that Psychotherapists are trained to formulate and diagnose according to their therapeutic approach. This therapeutic approach is essential when dealing with issues that are deep-rooted and impact on the client’s relationship with self and others. Counsellors may not have undergone this training.

What I bring is many years of rigorous training so to conceptualise one or more approaches and become proficient in working with each person’s psychological process in depth. My training has also included my own process of personal therapy over the duration of my training and continues with the requirement of regular Clinical Supervision.

From this personal lived experience, I know how hard it can be to take the first step. However, there have been many years of witnessing the huge shifts in so many clients that have occurred through therapy.

If you’ve been recommended to The Trellis Practice, and like what you’ve already heard or read from past and present clients, you can dive straight in and request your first session appointment here.

Or maybe you’d like to go to the next step and take up your free 30-minute consultation I offer so we can meet each other and for you to consider if we can work well together. Either way, it would be a pleasure to hear from you.