Counselling in Peterborough
Counselling tends to be for those who wish to deal with specific current
issues or situations that don't necessarily need deeper, longer term
work. You can see on the 'Issues I work with' page for areas I have
experience working with.
In the UK these days it is possible to get counselling via your GP and sometimes through an employer so why do people seek private therapy instead?
Choosing your own therapist means that there is likely to be little or no waiting lists, no restriction on the number of sessions you can have and a flexibility on appointment times. This means that you can get the support when you need it and for as long as you are benefiting from the counselling.
Another benefit is that private counselling or psychotherapy doesn’t appear on your medical records, so it’s very discreet. Most importantly, you get to choose your therapist. This means you can find a therapist with the qualifications and experience you need, and an approach that feels comfortable for you. And that’s essential, because the single biggest predictor of success in counselling is finding a therapist who’s the right ‘fit’ for you.
Counselling or PsychotherapyCounselling is often considered short term work around a specific issue although techniques of psychotherapy often over lap. Psychotherapy is usually considered more longer term and deals with deeper issues and significant long term changes in emotional well-being, personality structure and psychological balance.