Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Difference between Psychotherapy and Counselling?
The terms psychotherapy and counselling are often used inchangeably. While there are many similarities between the two, counselling tends to be shorter term work, with a focus on resolving specific, current problems. Psychotherapy is longer term, looking at more deep-seated issues that may have their roots in the past.
Both counselling and psychotherapy share a common goal which is to help clients in distress to make changes in their lives and to find greater freedom of choice in the way they live.
What does the Therapist do?
The therapist is trained to listen carefully to your expressed concerns and to the deeper communications you make which you may not be consciously aware of. The therapist is not there to give you advice but to provide the right environment for you to find your own answers.
Will Therapy work and make me better?
Counselling and psychotherapy are not for everyone. While they cannot change a person's external circumstances, they can help them to better understand their feelings and reactions to situations and therefore, enable them to find strategies for coping with their difficulties.