What are my fees? As I trainee therapist, I currently charge £25 for a 1-hour session. You can pay cash immediately following the session or pay by a faster payments bank transfer before your next session.
What is the time commitment for Counselling or Psychotherapy? Typically we will meet once per week for a 1-hour session. Counselling/Psychotherapy is one aspect of your own self-development program. You may want to do additional reading and exercises or art between sessions. Often daily journaling is a powerful way to support the work. Our 1-hour per week session should be considered the minimum commitment.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.