Counselling and Psychotherapy are examples of talking therapies and are often used interchangeably. Both provide people with a way of dealing with change psychologically through a healing relationship with a professional.
Counselling is usually brief therapy that focuses on current specific issues enabling change in behaviour patterns.
Psychotherapy offers longer term treatment providing the opportunity to explore feelings, thought processes, ways of seeing and being in the world. By drawing on insight from past emotional experiences it helps increase emotional awareness and regulation, to resolve deep rooted problems. Gifted therapists have the ability to glide seamlessly between the two ways of working.