Psychotherapy, Counselling, and SupervisionAlthough there is much written on the differences between psychotherapy and counselling, I would describe it as follows:
Psychotherapy - this involves working together on a deeper level and on a longer-term, open-ended basis with no set date for ending. Psychotherapy can come to a natural end or we would discuss and agree when to end, giving enough time to conclude the work. We would meet weekly, unless more time each week was sought.
Counselling - is between 6 and 12 sessions. We would usually work on one issue, and this could involve CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy).
You may be feeling low or depressed, or have had a bereavement. You may be experiencing relationship problems with no sense of moving forward, or repeating patterns that you want to resolve. Issues from childhood can continue to impact on our lives as adults, or may prevent engaging in activities or with other people.
It can be difficult finding space to explore relationship issues - affair(s), arguments without resolution, communication problems, or you both may want to take some time together to find out what you want/need from your relationship. Couple Therapy can provide the space and time you need. It can feel a safe space to work together on your relationship.
The initial meeting is time for us to talk about any issues you would like to work through in therapy. There would not be any obligation to continue with further sessions.
I have been working as a supervisor at a charity for several years and have experience of supervising counsellors/psychotherapists at all levels. I did training with Robin Shohet and Joan Wilmott. I have a Diploma in Supervision, having trained at The Minster Centre. I am an Integrative / Relational Supervisor.
Cost of Sessions:
Individual Counselling or Psychotherapy is £80 for 50 minutes. Low cost sessions depend upon the availability of spaces at a reduced cost - minimum is £55. This is means tested. It also depends upon the time of the session and spaces if available.
Couple Therapy is one hour or one-and-a-half hours. I charge £90.00 per one hour session and up to £110.00 for the longer session.
Supervision: £70 for Individual Supervision. £45 for group supervision.
Autogenic Therapy: The fee is £80.00 per session. Please speak with me about concessionary rates, depending upon personal circumstances.
Individual sessions are 50 minutes
Individual Concessionary Fees: £55 for students in psychotherapy or counselling training, depending upon availability of spaces and means. I will consider general enquiries on a sliding scale of £55-£60, depending on individual circumstances and low cost space availability.