What is the difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy?
"Psychotherapy" and "Counselling" are terms that are often used interchangeably. Although they are very similar, there are some subtle differences as well.
The British Psychological Society defines counselling as a system intended to "help people improve their sense of wellbeing, alleviate their distress, resolve their crises and increase their ability to solve problems and make decisions for themselves"
Psychotherapy can be more helpful for problems that may have built up over years but are highlighted at a time of crisis or distress.
Counselling helps the client to access current resources and Psychotherapy involves deeper level interventions to add new resources
Psychotherapy tends to take longer. It helps the client to look at unhelpful repeated patterns from the past which limit the client's life now.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions of therapy you attend may vary.
This will depend on the nature of the issue and the progress you make.
You can though at any time decide to come less often or end therapy
How much does it cost?
A one hour session costs £32 .