Differences between Practioners
There are practitioners from many different schools of thought in the Mental Health Field and they have different qualifications and approaches. Though they may work differently, they all endeavour to support people to understand themselves more fully and to make the desired changes in their lives.
Psychologists and Counsellors tend to have an approach that revolves around changing your thinking about what you do by helping you with coping strategies, goal setting, problem solving, and the development of inner resources that enable you to think more clearly and feel more in control of your life.
Psychotherapists provide a safe space of empathy, acceptance and mindfulness that allows their client to explore the deeper issues and troubling feelings associated with problems and events in their lives; to understand and make sense of these feelings, and consequently to feel strong enough to bring about the changes themselves that can lead to a fuller, happier and more deeply satisfying life.
The process of Psychotherapy can also provide direction and education.
Psychotherapists, Psychologists and Counsellors are qualified, skilled and experienced, and work with integrity and confidentiality.