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Counselling or Psychotherapy?

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.


Counselling or Psychotherapy?
Counselling or Psychotherapy?

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.


Counselling is:

Lots of people across the world pursue counselling for a whole variety of issues. Talking therapy/counselling means sharing what is worrying & or upsetting you in a comfortable, safe & supportive environment, with a trained professional. Where they can voice their concerns, worries & the things that are troubling them freely, opening up to their chosen therapist. This approach allows clients to overcome a wide range of issues, from relationship problems, major life events and grief to name a few.

Counselling seeks to tackle the feelings, thoughts & emotions that clients experience in the here & now, by facilitating clients to pay attention to their own behaviour patterns & recognise how their actions & choices are having an impact the way they feel, behave & think.

Psychotherapy is:

Like counselling, psychotherapy combines a range of various talking therapies, with the aim to help clients overcome the issues that are creating trouble to their daily lives. The key difference between counselling & psychotherapy is that psychotherapy is a long-term therapy, intended to enable a deeper insight of a clients thought processes, feelings & emotions by exploring their past.

Psychotherapy promotes individuals to actually explore who they are as a person, the things that could be influencing their actions & beliefs, & how they have come to be the person they are at present.

This method of therapy can assist with issues associated to sexual problems, stress, relationship breakdowns, bereavement & addiction. Lots of individuals additionally seek out psychotherapy support to help with mental health challenges like depression, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, avoidant personality disorder & bipolar disorder.