Counselling and Psychotherapy

What is the difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy?


Counselling and Psychotherapy often overlap with each other, therefore in plain language:

Counselling is a short term, time limited therapy that concentrates on specific issues with a duration that can be from two or three sessions to a possible twenty sessions depending on circumstance.

Psychotherapy is a long term open ended therapy used with deeper issues.



  • Face to face counselling is compliant with COVID-19 guidelines
  • On-line counselling is via Skype or Zoom

 The counselling approach I use is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is a psychological treatment that helps in disputing peoples negative beliefs by challenging their thoughts, feelings and behaviour.  


The initial consultation is used to assess your suitability to proceed with therapy.  CBT is a collaborative process so we will work together to:

  • Identify problem areas
  • Plan a structured way forward
  • Agree practical objectives
  • Reduce/alleviate presenting issues

The success of CBT depends on your active participation throughout the duration of the therapy, as such, commitment is essential.



The duration of therapy is governed by the issues presented, usually weekly and each session will last one hour. 



Individuals: £45.00 per hour

Couples: £55.00 per hour 

Students in Counselling Training: £30.00 per hour. 

Student fees are subject to the provision of evidence from the counselling training provider - College, University etc.

Corporate and other fees by arrangement.



Cash or Card at the end of each session (Face to Face only)

Card by Phone paid in advance

Bank Transfer paid in advance

On-line counselling paid in advance


Alternative methods of payment are by arrangement only.


"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."