Psychotherapy & Counselling

‘Psychotherapy & Counselling  are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies' -- BACP Information Sheet C3

EmbodiMind - Paul Sibson - Counselling & Psychotherapy in Durham and Newcastle-upon-Tyne 

 Though in general,  psychotherapy can be distinguished from counselling in that it is of a greater duration -- and involves a greater depth of psychological work -- for the purpose of clarity, focusing on what Psychotherapy & Counselling share is more useful in deciding if I may be able to help you.

Both can be helpful when we are feeling in emotional pain, facing difficult life decisions, attempting to improve or change relationships, or more generally trying to develop a better understanding of ourselves or other people. And both may be very useful in helping us deal with something particularly unsettling that has happened, whether that is in our current life situation -- such as a bereavement or the breakdown of a relationship -- or something that occurred in the past that has not been dealt with -- such as the death or illness of an important person in our life, or a history of being bullied or abused in childhood. Often ‘symptoms’ such as depression and anxiety arise when we are consciously or unconsciously avoiding any of these or other issues.

I practice Psychotherapy & Counselling in a private, safe and confidential setting (Therapy). Sessions usually last 1 hour and generally occur weekly or every two weeks depending on agreed aims. As a Registrant with The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and an accredited member of The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, I abide by both organizations' Codes of Ethics. For further information go to:

UKCP Ethical Principals and Codes of Professional conduct
BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy