Read More There is often seen to be little distinction between psychotherapy and counselling.
Psychotherapy can help people cope with: An initial session will involve a therapist finding out the background to your difficulties and what you hope to get out of the sessions.
Further sessions will explore in more detail the underlying causes and helping you to find positive ways of coping.
The number of sessions required will vary depending on the nature and severity of the underlying issues.
However it is likely to be a minimum of 6 weekly sessions and possibly many more.
Individual sessions are likely to be 50-60 minutes.
Psychotherapy is not currently regulated within the UK.
This means there are no laws which stipulate what, if any, qualifications and experience are required in order to practice.
Practitioners can join a professional association and they do require members to provide proof of qualifications and training, as well as adhering to a Code of Ethics and Conduct.
Psychotherapists professional associations include: It is important you feel safe with the therapist and therefore we would advise you choose one that is a member of a professional association.