Psychotherapy literally means ‘attendance on the soul.’ In practice I believe this means really trying to understand what things are like from your point of view, never loosing sight of your value as a person and responding to you from a place of care and honesty.
From a technical point of view the theory and practice of psychotherapy has a lot in common with counselling, to the extent that even many counsellors and therapists use the words interchangeably. However, there are some subtle differences between the two. Generally counselling tends to focus more on specific problems and the work is shorter term. Psychotherapy tends to focus more on the issues that lie beneath a particular problem and the work is done over a longer period of time.
I am happy to work both short term and long term. I recognise that some people achieve what they want after a few months, while others decide to take the exploration deeper and are still attending after a few years. I am committed to regularly reviewing how therapy is going, so that I can support you in making any decision that authentically feels right for you. You can find out more about my particular approach to psychotherapy by clicking here or on the ‘How I Work’ tab.
This is an image of 'White Tara' from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. She is associated with compassion and wisdom, and can be seen as a symbolic representation of the awakened heart and mind. I believe that If we can bring our attention to our experience whilst staying connected to these quialities, then there is no limit to the level of healing that can take place within us.