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Affirm Counselling Counselling & Psychotherapy in Brighton (Seven Dials) & Hove

What to Expect from Counselling, Psychotherapy and CBT

I work with a wide range of needs using CBT [Cognitive Behavioural Therapy], Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling. I often get enquiries from those interested in personal development and life style changes (life coaching). Here are some of the issues therapy can help you with:–

CBT and goal setting/motivation
Bereavement and loss
Depression therapy
Emotional difficulties
Loss of sense of self
Problems caused by violence and abuse
Relationship therapy
Couple counselling
Stress therapy
Anxiety counselling
Work difficulties
Family problems
Improving self–esteem
Confidence building
Addiction therapy for alcohol and drugs
Substance misuse

What are the differences between counselling, psychotherapy and cbt?

Counselling usually focuses on a specific issue, for example anxiety. It tends to be short term (1–30 sessions) depending on the individual.

Psychotherapy involves more in–depth work than counselling and may take longer. Psychotherapy can be more general, concerned with the person's feelings and thought processes rather than specific problems. It may also look at childhood problems and explore a range of choices; how we choose to be in this world, personal and spiritual growth, and may ask the question: who am I?

CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) is concerned with looking at specific situations (triggers) and related thoughts, feelings and physical sensations. It enables you to think in more helpful ways and to respond differently. You will then have a toolbox you can use outside the therapy room.

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