We often get asked what is difference between counselling and psychotherapy. Psychotherapy is the overarching term to describe the service of supporting and treating individuals for a range of emotional and mental health issues. Counselling falls within this category and it is difficult to distinguish a real difference between the two terms. Most importantly counselling and psychotherapy provide you with the opportunity to explore feelings, thoughts and behaviours in a confidential setting with a therapist who is trained to listen, and to support you to gain deeper understanding of what is going on for you, so that you can make changes if you decide to. Sessions last between 50 minutes and an hour, and usually take place once or twice a week.
It is a widely known truth that the single most important factor in successful outcomes of therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. At CHARTER we place great importance on choosing the right therapist for you who you will work well with. If for any reason you have any concerns about that choice of therapist, just contact the office and we will be happy to discuss these with you.
At CHARTER we have a very experienced multi-disciplinary team that encompasses many therapeutic approaches. We also refer to a network of consultants and specialists, who are well-known to us, to support your treatment as required. Readmore +
We apply many therapeutic approaches that combine to give you the personalised treatment to suit your needs. These encompass behavioural therapy (eg CBT/REBT), focusing on thoughts and behaviour, psychoanalytic and pyschodynamic therapy that explores relationship patterns and less conscious material evolving from childhood experience with a strong emphasis on what is happening here and now.
This is up to you, though an assessment with a member of the team at CHARTER can really help you make that decision. Understanding what is causing you difficulty or getting in the way of your fulfillment in life is an important step towards dealing with it. It is sometimes surprising how much difference it can make to talk to a trained therapist on a weekly basis. It doesn’t always have to be about distress either, sometimes the work is about developing better ways of coping and expressing yourself so that you can have the life you want.
On the TEAM page you will see every practitioner has letters after their name indicating their individual training and qualifications. Further as a company we are members of BACP, one of the UK’s leading accrediting bodies. You may also want to browse our library of testimonials from people just like you, who have come through the CHARTER process and are now leading happy, successful and fruitful lives.
We are always happy to answer any questions you may have so just give us a call to see if we can help. Or make an appointment with the assessment team so you have a better understanding of your options and how we can help you. Just pick up the phone or fill in our Enquiry Form and we can work together from there.
We also have a library of useful documents for you to download and read in our PDF Library.PDF LIBRARY
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