Many people wonder about the difference between counselling and psychotherapy. I distinguish them by duration and focus. Counselling is short term (say 6-12 sessions) and there will be a current crisis or specific issue which prompts seeking it. Psychotherapy is longer-term and involves an exploration of your difficulties in greater depth. I work with women using both models and am guided by what you are able to commit to.
My core training and approach in counselling and psychotherapy is integrative. As an integrative psychotherapist, I draw upon a range of thinking and ideas, that enables me to tailor the therapy to a woman’s individual needs and wishes, and in a way that would be most valuable.
Over the years and as my interests have evolved, I have been drawn to specialise in working with women suffering from trauma and other distressing life events. In order to assist me in this important work, I completed additional training. This includes a diploma in trauma therapy at post-graduate level and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) training.
I have also completed a specialist course in infertility counselling.