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What are counselling & psychotherapy?
Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a wide range of talking therapies.
There are some differences between the two terms. Counselling is often short-term work that targets life's difficulties. Psychotherapy tends to be long-term and works on deep-rooted issues. Keep reading for more information.
Types of therapy
There are many types or 'modalities' of therapy that have different, yet overlapping ways of working.
As an integrative therapist, I use techniques from different therapies to tailor a unique approach for you.
Check out this list of therapy modalities and their methods for more information.
Confidentiality & Privacy
Confidentiality is key to building trust between myself and my clients. I will listen to you in confidence and will not tell anyone else about you or what you say without your consent. The only exceptions to this rule are in the case of risk of harm, under requirement by law, or in discussion with my supervisor.
What is the BACP?
The BACP is the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. It is the national governing body that provides the ethical framework for my practice to keep myself and my clients safe.
Under this framework, I am supported by a supervisor and engage in regular training to continuously update my practice.
What to expect from your first session
The first session is a bit different from our following sessions. It's a chance to get to know one another and I will ask you questions about what brought you to therapy. You may want to ask me about my approach or professional background. We will go over my contract, which details the terms of service (e.g. payment).