Psychotherapy is an opportunity to explore in depth the development of historical patterns of behaviour, how they might have originated and how they now impact on you. The confidential relationship with the therapist is central to this exploration.
Psychotherapy differs from counselling in that it places more emphasis on exploring depth and history rather than more immediate issues and tends to be of a longer duration.
In the United Kingdom, psychotherapy is voluntarily regulated. National registers for psychotherapists and counsellors are maintained by three main umbrella bodies: United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC - formerly the British Confederation of Psychotherapists). There are many smaller professional bodies and associations such as the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) and the British Association of Psychotherapists (BAP).
The Practice Rooms are psychotherapy-led centres. Each psychotherapist develops their own particular approach to their work so please check their individual entries and, where possible, their websites.
Starting this month's Nature blog topic, Ally Stott explores the 'Wholearth Approach' which recognises that we are nature - we humans are of the same Body as the wider than human world, of plants, water, animals, trees, insects, sky, rock.
Jamie de Carvalho (Psychotherapist) looks at male stereotypes and learning to speak about your feelings.
Psychotherapist Sonja Anthony looks at finding happiness through body and mind.
Body Movement Psychotherapist, Hannah Murdoch, discusses the language of Body Mind.
Psychotherapist, Hermione Brown, explores our mind - body connection and how we can listen to our bodies to gain insight into our stresses and troubles.
Caroline Duggan looks at the mind and body connection through her work as a Body Psychotherapist and her use of touch with sessions.
Family Therapist, Richard Clarke, reflects on his experience of parenting during lockdown.
Getting to know one of our practitioners, Katrina Allen who practices as a sex therapist and psychotherapist in Sheffield.
As part of a professional response to the current unprecedented crisis, the Help Hub are seeking qualified psychotherapists and counsellors to provide an online or telephone service to those in urgent need of emotional support.
We have therapists specialising in Psychotherapy at the following centres....