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Therapy 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).

This 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.

Working 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 change.

The 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.

Gill is a trained counsellor and Psychotherapist.

Many 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.

If 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 sessions.

See also
• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

• Counselling
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