‘Psychotherapy’ and ‘Counselling’ are terms that are often used interchangeably. Some practitioners may choose to use both terms when referring to themselves.
Although they are very similar, there are some subtle differences.
‘Counselling’ is described as a solution focused ‘outcome based’ intervention.
Psychotherapy is mostly focused upon behavioural patterns and often targets a particular symptom or problematic situation.
One of the fundamental differences between Counselling and Psychotherapy is that Psychotherapists are trained to diagnose according to their approach to therapy.
This is critical when dealing with issues that are deep-rooted and impacting on the patient/client’s relationship to self and others.
Psychotherapy requires more skill from the practitioner than Counselling; with a more rigorous academic and clinical focus than counselling training.
Whilst a Psychotherapist is qualified to provide counselling, a counsellor may not possess the necessary training and skills to provide clinical Psychotherapy.
In their practice, Psychotherapists will often utilise a skill set from a variation of ‘modalities’ to create a formulation best suited to the clients’ bespoke journey.
Whether it is solution focused short term Counselling you require to overcome a specific mental health problem, relational issues, work related stress, bereavement, loss or break down of a marriage at ‘People of Worth Psychotherapy’ a bespoke journey of therapeutic and inspiring support will be shared.
Alternatively, your journey might require the longevity of Psychotherapeutic support, through a journey of exploration into childhood, adolescence and adulthood patterning. To create a formulation of therapeutic support so you can overcome the impact of chronic and acute trauma (as well as what that trauma may have resulted in).
At ‘People of Worth Psychotherapy’ I will provide you with the space in which you will feel held, supported, able to self-explore and evolve.
In short, this is your process, and it would be my pleasure to walk by your side…