Psychotherapy and Counselling
How are they different?
Psychotherapy is a longer process which addresses on long-term issues and unhelpful beliefs, behaviours and feelings that limit personal potential and fulfilment.
Counselling is usually short term, 8 to 12 sessions. It generally focuses on a current issue or area of difficulty.
- respects the uniqueness of every individual
- values the whole person – emotionally, spiritually, intellectually and physically
- works to integrate and balance these four vital human attributes
- believes everyone can realise their full potential
- supports individuals to become autonomous and responsible
- emphasises the use and value of the therapeutic relationship
- provides a safe, accepting and confidential space to ‘be’
People who seek therapy may be:
- going through a life crisis or major change.
- dealing with loss and grief.
- experiencing emotional challenges.
- facing trauma or serious illness.
- exploring personal growth and fulfilment.
- seeking greater life satisfaction.
Accessing counselling or psychotherapy is a healthful choice. It is for everyone across the life span. Age is no barrier to personal change and fulfilment.