means change. Psychotherapy implies a change in
mental or emotional state. Psychotherapy involves
active participation of the individual to bring
about change. Gill uses a form of psychotherapy
called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
is based on the premise that how and what we think
gives rise to our emotions, some helpful and sometimes
unhelpful emotions. If we can become aware of
what we are thinking and understand the link to
emotional disturbance we can start to work on
changing the way we think and view life's events
and thus help bring about emotional stability.
with a therapist can aid this process and encourage
the person to gain insight into what is happening
for them. This insight then brings about psychotherapeutic
terms psychotherapy and counselling are often
used interchangeably. Counselling is more of a
generic term for the process of psychological
insight and change. It does not necessarily involve
conscious interaction with the therapist to bring
about change. The counsellor's role is often more
of being alongside the person as they reflect
and contemplate their life's processes.
is a trained counsellor and Psychotherapist.
clients choose to come to Gill knowing that they
would like to work in a CBT. This way of working
is made clear and involves a good amount of teaching
of these methods to the client.
you are unsure which way of working with Gill
to help you start to work out what is happening
for you Gill can help explain the processes to
you. You can book a single session for assessment
and then decide if you would like to book further