Counselling is a talking therapy that involves a trained counsellor listening to you and assisting you in finding ways to deal with emotional issues. Counselling can take different forms depending on your needs and what type of therapy may be most suitable.
Millions of people around the world seek counselling for a whole range of reasons. It is a type of talking therapy and involves sharing problems or issues in a comfortable, safe and supportive place, with a trained counsellor.
Being able to express oneself freely and openly to a supportive ear, allows patients to nagivate a wide range of issues, from grief and relationship difficulties, to other major life changes and significant periods.
Counselling aims to address the feelings that people are experiencing right now, by helping them to focus on patterns of behaviour and understand how their actions and choices are impacting the way they feel.
Counselling and psychotherapy overlap in many ways. Both allow patients to share their troubles, whilst being listened to and supported by a trained professional in a safe environment. That said, counselling and psychotherapy are also distinctly different. Counselling is offered as part of the psychotherapy process and uses psychotherapeutic methods.
Psychotherapy is a long-term therapy, designed to enable a deep understanding of a person’s thought processes and emotions by diving deep into their past. For example, some psychotherapy treatments encourage people to discuss their childhood in order to explore if childhood experiences are impacting on their adult life.
Psychotherapy also persuades people to really think about who they are as a person, what may be affecting their behaviours, and how they have become the person they are today.
People pursue counselling and psychotherapy for a wide range of different reasons. These may include anxiety and/or depression, following distressing, traumatic or stressful situations, or those who are working through a bereavement, separation or other significant life transition.
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