Psychotherapy or counselling? Discover the language used to describe processes of psychological change vs. help with here-and-now problems.
What is the difference Between Psychotherapy and Counselling?
There is much debate around the terms 'psychotherapy' and 'counselling'.
Even counsellors and psychotherapists themselves tend to have different views in what defines these two forms of talking therapy.
What seems clear, though, is that common to both psychotherapy and counselling is the need for relief from problems - whether that relief is from a particular circumstance or situation, or relief from feeling a certain way.
There are some differences, however, and these are listed below
Psychotherapy and Counselling Compared
Psychotherapy tends to:
Counselling, on the other hand. tends to:
Do I Need Counselling or Psychotherapy?
It may be that we will spend some time looking at particular situations and some time exploring early life or forgotten-about experiences.
We can work out together what you want and need from your sessions at the beginning of your therapy and at various stages during it.