I am a UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and UPCA (Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association) registered Psychotherapist.
My main approach is Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic, although this is a broad category, which includes, relational, existential and integrative approaches.
Counselling and Psychotherapy sometimes come under the broad category of therapy and the difference is mainly in the length and depth of training, although these really aren’t the only factors that make a good therapist.
I initially trained in Mindfulness/contemplative and humanistic therapy, and then went on to complete a 4 year’s Masters in Psychotherapy at Brighton University, which was Psychodynamic in orientation but included Humanistic, systemic (family therapy) and CBT (cognitive behavioural Therapy) modules.
Psychotherapy involves working with a psychotherapist to build a strong therapeutic alliance, where you can feel safe enough to speak openly about your difficulties and to trust that the therapist will neither judge nor collude with you.
As a Psychotherapist I will work with you to find the right balance between support and challenge for each individual undergoing counselling or psychotherapy.