Counselling and Psychotherapy are terms that are often used interchageably. However there are some fundamental differences between the two. Counselling involves exploring your current situation and needs at a basic level and allowing you to make choices and decisions that can improve your current situation.
Psychotherapy explores the clients history and shines a light on unconscious behaviours, bringing a deeper understading of the clients behaviours. This enables the client to understand what triggers these behaviours and make the necessary changes to his / her life situation.
Psychotherapy can assist in the clients journey of self-discovery, growth and development as a person.There are many techniques of psychotherapy and these are based on observation, research and the development of several theories through decades of work by therapists.
Some of the underlying principles of psychotherapy are:
- Practicing new behavious will change other behaviours.
- New expereinces can motivate us to take action, change and grow.
- Developing a new awareness and insights brings about change in our understanding of ourselves, responses to sitautions and the choices we make.
- Advice, directions and techniques are not nearly as important as the therapeutic relationship and the resources that the person brings into therapy.
My Approch To Psychotherapy
These theories have all been developed over the years since Sigmund Freud first began his practice of Psychoanalysis in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.
I work with these theories in an integrative way, integrating them in a way that works most efficiently for my clients.
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