About Therapy

Sarah Glen - Psychotherapist

People come to counselling for a variety of reasons. Some may come with a particular problem, or in response to a crisis or trauma in their lives.Others may come to explore long standing issues, or are seeking an increased understanding of who they are or why they behave in certain ways.

Therapy can also help when you don’t know exactly what troubles you, but you have a sense that something is not right or that life is not as fulfilling as it could be. Sometimes we just need extra support for a while to get through a difficult time.

Psychotherapy or counselling is intended to improve well-being and to lead to a greater capacity to make choices and changes that enhance your life.

Psychotherapy or Counselling?

Psychotherapy and counselling are often used interchangeably. However, in a more specific way, psychotherapy usually refers to an open-ended agreement, which allows for long term therapeutic exploration. Counselling, however, tends to refer to short-term therapy with a specific focus.  (See FAQs)

The First Meeting

During the first meeting we discuss what brings you to therapy and whether it is best suited to your needs. If we both decide to work together, we will schedule weekly sessions. The sessions take place once a week, normally on the same day and time each week, with each session lasting 50 minutes. (see FAQs)