What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?

In theory, Counselling focuses on a specific issue that can often be resolved in a shorter length of time. Psychotherapy attends to deeper issues from the past that are affecting the present and can draw on childhood experiences. In practice, it is often hard to tell the difference between the two and I will work in accordance with your needs and wants. 

 

How do i begin?

You can call me on 086 1239112, email me at jessica.cottee[at]gmail.com or click on the 'CONTACT' tab on the top right of this page. I work at a variety of therapy centres in Dublin City Centre. We can find a day and time that best suits to meet and have a chat. After this initial session we'll have a better idea if we can work together, and can take it from there. 

 

what happens in the first session?

We'll look at what brings you to therapy or what part/s of your life you'd like to explore, as well as what you hope to gain through making use of the sessions. We'll agree to a contract about confidentiality, time and fees, and I'll take down some notes about your personal and family history. I'll also answer any questions you might have.

 

how long does each session last?

Each session lasts one hour. To best support your process we'll meet once a week at the same time. This appointment is then your designated therapy time each week.

 

how long do i attend for?

The overall length of time is up to you. It'll depend on many factors including the severity and depth of what you'd like to work on.

 

Do counselling and psychotherapy work?

Yes. Change is never easy. And changing significantly takes time and attention. The therapy process can be very effective in supporting a person to face his/her hurts, their effects, and to risk finding a new way of being in the present. Have a look at my Testimonials page to see how Counselling and Psychotherapy have helped clients.

 
 
 
 
 
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"The unconscious process moves spiral-wise around a centre, gradually getting closer, while the characteristics of the centre grow more and more distinct."

- Carl Jung