Counselling and Psychotherapy - some differences
There is some overlap between these two ideas but I use them with a different emphasis.
Counselling is usually quite short term and time-limited. It aims at helping you deal more effectively with relatively specific and well-defined practical difficulties that you are experiencing in your daily life. It tends to be focused on problem-solving. It will usually last between six and twelve sessions which we agree during the first session. We can adjust it as necessary according to how things are going whilst the work progresses. We can stop by mutual agreement when you feel you have a better handle on things and can deal with them more confidently and without further help.
Psychotherapy tends to be a longer process and usually delves a bit deeper. It comes more into play when you want to explore your typical difficulties in terms of repeated patterns more against the background patterns of your life as a whole.
As a humanistic counsellor and therapist, I put you personally in the centre of the picture and gain a sense of who you are as unique individual and your approach to the difficulties you experience.
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