Where am I training? I am in training at the Institute of Psychosynthesis who also supervise my therapeutic work. You can find out more about the Institute and Psychosynthesis here: https://www.psychosynthesis.org

Who is the professional body that I am accountable to? The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, UKCP. This is the professional body that both the Institute of Psychosynthesis and myself are members of. I am a trainee member. You can find out more about UKCP here: https://www.psychotherapy.org.uk

What is the difference between Counselling a Psychotherapy? Counselling tends to be short term and outcome-based. The approach is focused on changing specific, possibly self-defeating, behaviours to achieve better outcomes. In contrast, Psychotherapy tends to be long term and seeks to address deeper psychological issues possibly related to early childhood wounding or perhaps existential and/or spiritual issues. I offer both Counselling and Psychotherapy as a trainee and the nature of the work that you wish to do will be discussed during the initial interview.

What are the differences between schools (or modalities) of Counselling and Psychotherapy? This is a difficult question to give a concise answer to but I attempt to do that in a LinkedIn article that I wrote. You can find it here: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/andrew-bache-693174a_counselling-psychotherapy-modalities-activity-6788438834116874240-ZFPD

Something missing? If you have a question that is not covered here please email me at andy@andybache.co.uk or use the form on the “Contact Me” page and I will get back to you as soon as possible. If I think your question will be helpful to others, then I will update this page to include it.