Counselling and Therapy

How counselling and therapy can help

Psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and a psychotherapist. Grounded mainly in dialogue, it provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who is objectiveneutral and non-judgmental. Together, you and a psychotherapist will work together to identify and change the thought and behaviour patterns that are keeping you from feeling your best.

Counselling is also about helping you to make sense of your thoughts and feelings. This is not always easy to do alone. Counselling can provide the support you might need to bring about change and peace to your life.

The key difference between the two therapeutic communication treatments lies in the recommended time required to see benefits. Counselling usually refers to a brief treatment that centres around behaviour patternsPsychotherapy focuses on working with clients over a longer period and draws from insights into emotional problems and difficulties.


How Paul can help

“Counselling and psychotherapy can be a successful way of exploring very personal issues.  It’s therefore crucial that you feel comfortable with your therapist and that you can trust and understand the process. I believe in working cognitively to stabilise clients before working more creatively. Creative ways of working can include visualisations, sand trays and symbolism. I will explain thoroughly what each method entails before we begin. In a first consultation, we can discuss any questions you may have about the therapeutic process and what you hope to gain from the sessions.”

Paul offers several forms of counselling, including one-to-onegroup therapybusiness coaching and life coaching. He also runs workshops which use a powerful Gestalt-based intervention to free participants from the shackles of their past.

Paul’s approach to counselling and psychotherapy is always one of no blame, no shame. Boundaries will be discussed before any therapy is initiated and it is always Paul’s aim that the client is happy and comfortable each step of the way.

Contact Paul Barrett

For more information or to make an appointment, please call 07968 120 476 or email Paul Barrett here.