Frequently Asked Questions

What is Psychotherapy and Counselling?

Psychotherapy is a range of techniques which use only dialogue and communication and which are designed to improve the mental and/or emotional health of a client. Most forms of psychotherapy use only spoken conversation, though some also use various other forms of communication such as the written word and art work. Commonly psychotherapy involves a therapist and client(s) — who discuss their issues in an effort to discover underlying problems and to find constructive solutions.

Therapy may address specific forms of diagnosable mental illness, or everyday problems in relationships or meeting personal goals. Treatment of everyday problems is more often referred to as Counselling (a distinction originally adopted by Carl Rogers) but the term is sometimes used interchangeably with ‘psychotherapy’.

What theory is used to help me?

The Willow Practice adheres to the theory from Transactional Analysis – which was born out of an integration of psychoanalysis and behaviour theory. A contractual method which uses the ‘ego state’ model (Parent, Adult, Child) for analysis of the inner dynamics and communication between people. The goal is personal autonomy from the limiting patterns of ‘script’.

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