We offer counselling & psychotherapy but what’s the difference?
Counselling & psychotherapy have similarities in many aspects. Equally they both allow clients to share & explore their presenting issues, with a trained professional in a safe environment. Individuals need counselling & psychotherapy for a broad variety of different reasons. These could include individuals who are suffering from anxiety &/or depression, clients that have faced a distressing or stressful situation, or those who are working through a bereavement, separation, or another major life transition. Helping clients to express themselves, counselling & psychotherapy can help them to conquer difficulties in their lives, accomplish particular goals, & enhance the relationships & interactions they have with family, friends & associates.
Having said all that, they are also markedly different. Counselling is offered as part of the psychotherapy process & uses psychotherapeutic methods.
In short, the main distinction between the therapeutic communication treatments is the time it can take to see the benefits. For example, psychotherapy focuses on implementing long term treatment approaches, whereas counselling is time limited, with clients often deciding with their therapist how many sessions are required from the offset. Both intend to face many different emotional difficulties and struggles.