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WHAT IS THERAPY?

Integrative

Person-Centred

Art Therapy

Hypnotherapy

Humanistic

Core Process

Psychodynamic

Transpersonal

Gestalt

EMDR

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT IS THERAPY?

The process offers you an opportunity to explore the issues that have brought you to Wellspring, in a confidential setting.

Your therapist will listen carefully to what you have to say and will help you to identify and explore your feelings about what is concerning or troubling you.

You and your therapist may decide that a brief, solution- focused approach is best. Together, you would formulate a focus for the sessions to help you explore your options, reach decisions, make choices, and find your own solutions.

Alternatively, you might prefer a more open-ended arrangement to allow you time to reflect on your difficulties in greater depth.

 

What is the difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy?

There is considerable overlap between counselling and psychotherapy in relation to theory and practice, but there are also some distinct differences.  These differences include: psychotherapy training and preparation is longer than counselling training and the requirements of the trainee are usually more in depth.  Both counselling and psychotherapy are appropriate for similar issues, but the training of the psychotherapist prepares him/her to work with greater complexity of issues.  It is important to remember, however, that counselling is not more useful than psychotherapy, and vice versa, but that the two disciplines are closely aligned with significant similarities.  It is also important to note that experienced counsellors often find that they are working psychotherapeutically, and there is an ongoing professional debate as to whether these two disciplines are indeed different.  Essentially, it is the experience of the practitioner and their way of relating that appears to be the most important factor in the therapeutic process.

 

 

   
 

Wellspring Scotland Ltd, 13 Smith's Place, Edinburgh, EH6 8NT
Tel No: 0131 553 6660    Fax: 0131 553 4506
Company limited by guarantee reg no: 168948, Charity No: SCO 12522