Counselling and Psychotherapy
What is the difference between Counselling
Although Counselling and Psychotherapy can overlap, there are differences Counselling focuses on enhancing people’s capacity to cope with specific life challenges such as anxiety, bereavement, relationship endings, reducing stress and improving well being. Counselling also assists with problem-solving and developing inner resources to help move on with life in meaningful ways.
Psychotherapy focuses to a greater extent on achieving change in the personality by attempting to help the client to positively reorganise negative experiences of themselves or others. In essence, psychotherapy is an attempt to heal the “self”. Often people notice that the nature of their personal difficulties is repetitive. Similar issues arise time and again in different contexts and relationships. Psychotherapy helps people achieve better self-understanding and change long-standing patterns of behaviour that may be disrupting relationships, work and study. A developmental perspective usually informs psychotherapy, but increasingly neurobiological research is substantiating and guiding the practice of psychotherapy.