How can counselling & Psychotherapy help?

Psychotherapy or counselling sessions can be helpful in many aspects of life.  The process is not about me giving advice or supplying you with an answer, but rather a supportive process for you to explore and find your own answers.  The process of talking to someone who has no personal agenda in your decisions or areas of change provides the opportunity for you to safely share your thoughts, feelings and fears.

What is the difference between counselling & Psychotherapy?

There is much overlap between the two terms.  Counselling is usually a shorter-term therapy, focusing on one or two areas and working through the issues raised whilst utilizing the clients existing personal strengths. 


In contrast to counselling, the work in psychotherapy will normally be for a longer period and at a deeper level. Together we will look to explore connections between your present feelings and your past experiences and events.  This longer-term work gives us space to be curious about the issues that are deep rooted in your personal process and allows you to become aware of how you might choose to make changes in how you interact with others.  The aim is to help you understand more about you and your role in significant relationships.


What is Transactional Analysis?

Transactional Analysis (TA) is a therapeutic approach that offers clarity, accessibility and relevance to understanding human behaviours and how to make positive changes.  A positive relationship forged between the therapist and client can provide a model for subsequent relationships and communications that are developed outside of therapy. 

It took time for our behavioural, feeling and thinking patterns to form. It equally takes time to unravel these and for new positive patterns to become integrated as part of you. In a long-term therapy we work towards fundamental and lasting change.  

TA three main concepts.

  1. Individuals are born ok;

  2. Everyone has the capacity to think;

  3. Individuals decide their own destiny but these decisions can be reversed.

‘What to expect’