Counselling or Psychotherapy?
What is the difference between psychotherapy and counselling? Counselling is usually a short to medium term process to help resolve specific problems. It may involve giving guidance or information, or the working through of immediate conflicts, but essentially it provides therapeutic support through times of stress and disruption.
Psychotherapy uses the therapeutic relationship to go deeper into the background of the client/patient, exploring the emotional-mental patterns underlying present concerns or troubles. Psychotherapists often work with clients for longer periods of time on deep psychological problems with the aim of fundamental change and insight.