Counselling or Psychotherapy?

Counselling and psychotherapy are similar therapeutic approaches that can help you to explore, mainly through talking and listening, those difficulties that are causing you distress.

Both are carried out in confidential settings where the therapist helps you to understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and move towards any changes you decide you would like to make.

Counselling is often short-term - focusing on a specific problem. In-depth counselling and psychotherapy take a more detailed look at the roots of present problems and can help to deal with more complex and deep-seated difficulties.

Both these approaches are suitable for adults and groups; which of these approaches could help someone better is usually decided following an initial meeting with a therapist.