Amanda Lisa Watson, RegCOSRT

Psychosexual and Relationship Psychotherapist and Counsellor

Frequently Asked Questions

Please refer to the Psychotherapy and Counselling Page on the website for the answers to these questions which provide more detail.


How long are the therapy sessions?

Sessions are for 50 minutes usually on a weekly basis; longer sessions can be organised by arrangement. The first session(s) will also include assessment and history taking.


How long do I need to be in therapy?

Therapy can be short-term with a specific agreed number of sessions or long-term and more open ended. It is based on the needs and requirements of the client and varies depending on the presenting issues.


Will the therapy be online or face to face?

I am currently offering online therapy which allows you the convenience of attending your session remotely via Zoom. You will need access to a PC/Laptop/Tablet or Smartphone with a camera and microphone and stable internet connection. Sessions will not be recorded by either party for confidentiality purposes. I work with clients in the UK, Ireland, Italy and other parts of the world.


Please refer to other parts of the website for the answers to these questions.

What is individual therapy?

What is single session/ad hoc therapy?

What is Psychosexual (Sex) therapy?

What is Relationship therapy?

What is couples/partnership therapy?

What is other relationship structures therapy?

What is family/systemic therapy? 

What is group therapy?

What is Trauma Therapy?

What is Coaching and Mentoring?

What is Bibliotherapy/BookCounselling?

What is CreativeWritingTherapy?

What is Walking Talking Outdoor Therapy? 

What is the difference between a counsellor, psychotherapist, psychologist and psychiatrist?


Counsellor

A counsellor works with individuals, couples/partnerships, families and groups to focus on concerns that are happening in the present to help overcome what is causing current distress whether it be generic or specific issues.


Psychotherapist

A psychotherapist works with individuals, couples/partnerships, families and groups to overcome a variety of concerns using specific types of therapeutic approaches and methods. A psychotherapist will often focus on deeper issues of the past, for example abuse or trauma, which are still having an impact in the present by exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and where this may stem from. 


Psychologist

A Psychologist studies the way people think, feel, act, react and interact and focuses on all aspects of behaviour and the underlying motivations behind it. Psychologists are not always medically trained, but can specialise in certain areas such as health, education, forensic and occupational psychology working in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings. 


Psychiatrist

A Psychiatrist studies mental health problems and is able to diagnose conditions and support people in managing them. Psychiatrists are medical doctors specialised in this field and are able to prescribe medication. In addition to having a caseload of patients, they will often conduct research to develop their expertise. 

Please contact me to arrange a consultation/appointment via email or telephone.


e-mail: amandalisawatson@yahoo.co.uk


telephone: +44 07932 693 691


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