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  • Writer's pictureChryssa Chalkia

Which type of therapy is right for me? Psychotherapy, counselling or CBT?

Updated: Mar 23, 2023


Psychotherapy is a type of therapy treating emotional and mental health conditions. It is a long-term process which allows you to explore how your feelings, thoughts, personal history and current life circumstances interact with each other and are contributing to your current difficulties. It helps you understand yourself better, the choices that you make in life, relieve emotional difficulties, change destructive behavioural patterns, and make sense of such experiences. At the end of the therapy, you will have new skills to overcome your difficulties, you will feel more in control of your life and be able to live a more balanced, happier and fulfilling life.



Counselling is a short-term process which addresses mostly the challenges that the individual is facing on a daily basis or process difficult situations such as a breakup, work stress or a big transition in your life. Together we can find new ways of managing your difficulties, understand yourself better and live a more balanced and fulfilling life. Sometimes we need a little help to improve and advance on to the next step in our lives. No matter how those steps may feel I can support you to achieve your goals and make a positive change in your life.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) How you think about a situation impacts how you feel – and how you feel impacts what you do. By changing the way we think and behave, we can change the way we feel! Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) addresses your unwanted thinking and behaviour patterns head on. It empowers you to create goals, solve problems, learn skills and develop more adaptive ways of handling hard situations.


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Research indicates that a majority of people who engage with mindfulness report a greater ability to cope more effectively with short and long term stressful situations; an increased ability to relax, lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms; reduction in pain levels and enhanced ability to cope with chronic pain and most importantly a greater energy and enthusiasm for life.

Online Therapy

Telephone and video psychotherapy provides flexible counselling to suit your schedule and requirements. E-therapy using Zoom & Skype video chats allows me to help you create an understanding of your emotional or psychological difficulties and provides an insight into how to make positive, substantive changes to your life and wellbeing.

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