Psychotherapy and Counselling

img_0944Psychotherapy  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.

Humanistic Therapy:

  • 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.


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