Counselling and Psychotherapy

How can counselling or psychotherapy benefit me?

  • Understand your feelings and emotions
  • Gain a deeper insight into the issues you face
  • Develop coping strategies to help you move forward through challenging situations
  • Empower you to live within your full potential
  • Develop an ongoing positive sense of personal identity and meaning

Sessions can be:

  • Face to face
  • Via telephone or skype
  • For individuals or couples

What is the difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy?

It can be confusing to work out whether you should seek help from a counsellor or psychotherapist. Although counselling and psychotherapy overlap considerably, there are also recognised differences. There is a significant difference in the length of training and experience required to register as a counsellor or a psychotherapist.

Counselling is generally more likely to be behaviour focused and over a shorter term. Counseling usually focuses on a specific problem and taking the steps to address or solve it. Counselling can help you understand yourself better and the way you think, which will ultimately help you develop a clearer understanding of your problems. The more armed with information you are, the easier it gradually becomes to navigate your way through any difficulties you are facing so that eventually you can come out the other side.

Psychotherapy is more likely to be in depth and deep rooted, spending time linking childhood issues to present day behavioural patterns. During sessions you will be empowered to identify connections between the things you do, say and feel in the present and how they may be related to your past experiences and the world you have constructed around them. Learning to understand how your past experiences drive you to make decisions can help you start making decisions based on what you need now.

All our therapists will work within the ethical framework of either the British Association of Counselling Professionals (BACP) or the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). These professional frameworks promote and maintain high standards of the practice of counselling and psychotherapy and are accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. The UKCP and the BACP also ensure that psychotherapists continue to attend training and professional development workshops to keep skills and practice up to date.

How many sessions will I have?

In the majority of cases, a single session will not be enough to help overcome any issues you're facing. Counselling is a journey, and it takes time and consistency to work effectively.At Burrswood Health and Wellbeing we do not suggest a ‘set’ number of sessions. We work on a collaborative basis with your individual experience at the core of the therapeutic relationship.  We firmly believe that everybody has the potential for positive growth and change.

How much does it cost?

  • Face to face - £45
  • Couples – £55
  • Telephone - £48
  • Skype - £45
  • Individuals who are staying as part of the ‘Reablement’ package are entitled to a one-off counselling session free of charge and further sessions are charged at £39 for the duration of your stay.

How do I arrange an appointment?

Please call the Counselling and Psychotherapy Service on 01892 865990 to speak to one of our friendly staff who are happy to answer any further questions and to do our best to organise sessions at a convenient time for you.

You can also download an initial enquiry form and email it to counselling@burrswood.org.uk or return it to us by post:

Burrswood Health and Wellbeing
Groombridge
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN3 9PY

Recent Quote:

"This has been my first experience of official counselling and I am pleased to say it has been a truly enhancing experience, gently guided by my expert counsellor. I felt safe to express myself and to grow and be equipped with strategies to cope”.

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