Counselling and Psychotherapy

What is Counselling and Psychotherapy?

Although some therapists differentiate between the words Counselling and Psychotherapy, Susan, of Amber Path, who is a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, sees them as interchangeable, meaning much the same thing.

Susan uses an integrative approach, which means she tailors her service according to the needs and circumstances of each client. She accepts that no one approach holds the answer to all of your needs – they all have value, so she designs her therapy to suit you, not the other way around.

This enables you to:

  • explore and identify the triggers of your negative thoughts or behaviours
  • work with Susan to set achievable, realistic goals
  • leave behind your fears or limitations
  • work towards greater peace and satisfaction.

        Susan may use a range of approaches, including:
Humanistic – you, the client, are your own expert and given the right conditions and support in the therapy room you will grow and achieve your potential
Psychodynamic – your behaviour and feelings are affected by your unconscious, which is responding to childhood experiences leading you to feel anxious and use defence mechanisms; therapy identifies and processes the issues in your past
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – your thoughts, behaviours and feelings are interlinked and that by identifying the thoughts and behaviours that influence your mood you can regain control of your feelings

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