COUNSELLING VS PSYCHOTHERAPY
Counselling usually refers to when a therapist and client work together with short-term interventions to resolve a client's identified concerns, improving their mental health and/or well-being. Psychotherapy is generally longer-term, involving a holistic approach that leads to the healing, growth, or transformation of emotional, behavioural, cognitive, and relational issues.
COUNSELLING - Addressing the problem
Providing guidance with resolving personal or psychological problems
Counselling is usually a short-term process
Supports the client to manage everyday activities in an effective manner
Addresses issues in a less in-depth manner
Is used to help clients to find solutions to their problems by themselves
PSYCHOTHERAPY - Addressing the 'self'
Talk therapy that helps address psychological problems and improve well-being
Psychotherapy is a long-term process
Identifies the underpinning cause of the problem and addresses it in the most efficient manner
Addresses issues in a very deep manner
Helps clients to gain insight and become independent and empowered to effectively manage their thoughts, feelings and behaviours
“We know what we are, but not what we may be”