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 issue.



The counselling approach I use is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).  CBT 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 can be challenging, its 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 goverened by the issues presented, but typically its 10 individual sessions (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. 

The student fee is subject to the provision of evidence from the counselling training provider, i.e. College, University etc.

Corporate and other fees by arrangement.


Fees payable by cash at the end of each session. Alternative methods of payment are by arrangement only.


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