Why have Therapy?



What is therapy?

Subconscious Healing is a confidential service that offers you a therapy tailored to support you in living a more enriched life. We offer Psychotherapy, Counselling and Hypnotherapy. Therapy at Subconscious Healing is achieved by working with the client/s utilising the Integrative model.

So what is Integrative therapy?

This is a combined approach which brings different models of therapies together within your counselling or psychotherapy to suit you. Many Integrative therapists believe that there is no single approach to treating their client in any one situations.

There is a very grey area between Psychotherapy and Counselling here in the UK which is often seen to over lap, so in simple terms here is the difference :-

Psychotherapy:- The therapist works with the client to support them through their issues and concerns which may bring a wide range of emotional difficulties. To undergo this type of therapy, the therapist will choose from a wide range of approaches that will support your therapy session, your understanding. This therapy will help you to explore how you are feeling, look at your progression and ensure you are able to manage your feelings and emotions effectively. Psychotherapy offers long-term confidential therapy within a non-judgemental relationship, incorporating trust, respect and empathy.

Counselling:- A talking therapy which focuses on your behaviour patterns. Whilst the therapist works to build a non-judgmental therapeutic relationship, which incorporates  trust, respect and empathy. This allows you a safe place for you to open up to your emotions. Counselling offers short-term one-to-one, groups or couples sessions where you are able to understand and take control.

Key points about counsellors

  • The term counsellor is not legally restricted in the UK. You are advised to check their credentials.
  • Counselling can be applied individually, in groups, families and couples.
  • Counselling sessions can take place face-to-face, via Skype, by email or over the phone.
  • Counsellors encourage you to find your own solutions, rather than telling you what to do.

A therapy session may simply involve the client and therapist talking through concerns with no specified structure or agenda. Alternatively, a therapist may use a specific model to help the client.

There are many different areas counselling can help including:

Abortion Gender dysphoria
Abuse HIV/Aids
Addictions Family issues
Anger management Learning difficulties
Anxiety Low self-confidence
Asperger’s syndrome Low self-esteem
Autism Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Bereavement Passive aggressive behaviour
Body dysmorphic disorder Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Bullying Postnatal depression
Career Relationship issues
Carer support Self-harm
Child related issues Sex problems
Dementia Sexuality
Depression Stress
Disabilities Suicidal thoughts
Domestic Violence Trauma
Eating disorders Work related issues


Another point to consider is the various formats of counselling:

  • Face-to-face individual counselling offers you the chance to talk openly with your counsellor.
  • Group counselling involves discussing concerns within a group of people experiencing similar difficulties. The counsellor facilitates the discussion.
  • Couples counselling involves the exploration of relationship issues with your partner and counsellor.
  • Family counselling involves discussing concerns surrounding family relationships with your counsellor.

The aim of both psychotherapists and counsellors is to create an environment in which you feel safe discussing your feelings. For this reason, you need to develop a trusting relationship with your therapist. If you do not feel comfortable with your chosen therapist, discuss this in your next session. Alternatively, you can work with a different professional.

Some experts believe that while the areas of these two professions overlap, psychotherapists work on longer-term concerns and have the training to reflect this. Others argue that there is little, to no distinction between the professions. Many counsellors now undergo similar extensive training as psychotherapists. Checking a professional’s experience, training and qualifications is always advised. This will give you a better understanding of how they can help support your needs.

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