Living on the EdgeCounselling and psychotherapy has its roots in Freudian and Jungian philosophies which successfully researched and allowed for incremental discovery and help in solving client/patient issues.

I believe that the principles of these experts have given us a framework that assist in working through problems with clients. The issues that I have discussed in the breakdown of the hypnotherapy section, as well as many other areas may also be addressed within this framework and I consider that the two methodologies work together for the benefit of my clients. From this point of view I would allow the treatment process to develop naturally allowing my clients the choice of treatment methods that would be most effective and suit them personally.

As a practitioner I have a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, I am a Member of the National Counselling Society am an Associate Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and as such adhere to their Code of Ethics which covers the delivery of service, preserving client welfare, maintaining confidentiality and maintenance of confidential records as well as a dedication to improve my professional competence through regular continuing professional development.

It is generally accepted that there is very little difference between counselling and psychotherapy these days, however, it can be said that psychotherapy relates to fairly deep seated issues that take longer to treat, whereas counselling may be a shorter term treatment which can, of course, also treat deep issues.

Generally speaking, it will be decided between us the appropriate length of consultation treatments with regard to number of sessions and this will be flexible based on your needs.