Counselling is usually shorter term than Psychotherapy and is useful in times of Crisis.
It can be as time limited as 6-12 sessions.
Counselling can be helpful in a period of transition, focusing on a specific issue or problem. It can also provide you with the time and space to explore underlying thoughts and emotions.
People often find going to Counselling helps clarify seemingly tangled and difficult situations. Understanding the situations better can lead to more options being available.
Counselling and Psychotherapy tend to overlap in practice;
– When a person is in Counselling and attending to a here and now crisis underlying thoughts and emotions are often uncovered.
– When in Psychotherapy addressing underling issues often here and now conflicts and dilemmas are addressed.