About Counselling, Psychotherapy and Healing
What is Counselling?
It is difficult to distinguish between counselling and psychotherapy since both processes compliment each other. However, generally counselling tends to be used for shorter term work where it is organised into stages - beginning, middle and end. Within each stage different strategies and processes are used in order for you to engage in an exploration of your issues. This structure helps you to reorientate your understanding of your difficulties from a more empowering perspective and implement positive change.
What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy tends to focus on deeper issues which involves working with the client's unconscious. Your unconscious often manifests itself in your dreams and imagination. This therapeutic process often explores your past including infancy, childhood, and adolescence in order to find out how it is affecting your daily life. It allows you to reappraise your present circumstances and gives you the power to rediscover your true sense of self.
What Benefits can be Expected?
There are many potential benefits from counselling and psychotherapy. It can potentially: