Counselling and Psychotherapy are often considered to be interchangeable therapies that overlap in a number of ways.
The key difference between those two terms is that counselling usually refers to a brief treatment that centres around behaviour patterns or current problems we are experiencing. Psychotherapy on the other hand focuses on working with clients at a deeper level by drawing on insights into emotional issues and difficulties.
You do not need to decide beforehand whether you wish to have counselling or psychotherapy. We will work together as we go along to find out which one will be the most beneficial for you.
Transactional Analysis (TA)
”Transactional analysis is a comprehensive approach which incorporates aspects of humanistic, cognitive-behavioural and psychodynamic therapy. It categorises the human personality into three states – Parent, Adult and Child – which can help you understand how you interact with others.[…]TA also looks at how your beliefs and the way you interpret the world around you can create recurrent and problematic patterns of behaviour, and will work with you to help you to change.” (BACP)