Counselling & Psychotherapy


The Initial Assessment

The initial assessment meeting is with Dr Debbie Daniels who is the director of the centre. In the initial meeting you will be able to discuss in a confidential and non - judgemental setting what has brought you to seek help through counselling. The director will then help you to decide which might be the best way forward for you, whether it is counselling, psychotherapy, or a more directive approach such as CBT or EMDR. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the different approaches if you need to have anything clarified and to discuss your availability.

The Initial Assessment

The initial assessment meeting is with Dr Debbie Daniels who is the director of the centre. In the initial meeting you will be able to discuss in a confidential and non - judgemental setting what has brought you to seek help through counselling. The director will then help you to decide which might be the best way forward for you, whether it is counselling, psychotherapy, or a more directive approach such as CBT or EMDR. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the different approaches if you need to have anything clarified and to discuss your availability.

Counselling

In the counselling process there will be an opportunity for you to talk through the difficulties you are experiencing, on a once weekly basis. You may have experienced certain painful incidents, such as loss of a loved one, a divorce or loss of a job. Counselling can help with the thoughts and feelings around these events. Counselling is not about giving advice, but the counsellor will help you to clarify your thoughts. 

Counselling

In the counselling process there will be an opportunity for you to talk through the difficulties you are experiencing, on a once weekly basis. You may have experienced certain painful incidents, such as loss of a loved one, a divorce or loss of a job. Counselling can help with the thoughts and feelings around these events. Counselling is not about giving advice, but the counsellor will help you to clarify your thoughts. 

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is a deeper more intense journey than counselling into understanding the self. Psychotherapists work with the unconscious through the client’s stories of past and present events and often through dreams. Psychotherapy places emphasis on unresolved issues from the past which often involved childhood relationships with parents and siblings. The aim of psychotherapy is not to bring about a quick change but to help you to focus on really getting to know and understand yourself, only then can changes slowly and subtly occur. Psychotherapy can be helpful on a once weekly basis but it is not unusual to attend more frequently and it is usually a longer-term treatment than counselling. 



Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is a deeper more intense journey than counselling into understanding the self. Psychotherapists work with the unconscious through the client’s stories of past and present events and often through dreams. Psychotherapy places emphasis on unresolved issues from the past which often involved childhood relationships with parents and siblings. The aim of psychotherapy is not to bring about a quick change but to help you to focus on really getting to know and understand yourself, only then can changes slowly and subtly occur. Psychotherapy can be helpful on a once weekly basis but it is not unusual to attend more frequently and it is usually a longer-term treatment than counselling.