Psychotherapy vs Counselling

Lee Coombes Psychotherapy

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Psychotherapy vs Counselling

What is Psychotherapy?

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How is Psychotherapy Different to Counselling?

There are a lot of similarities between the two but generally counselling is more often shorter term and might deal with a specific issue - for example bereavement or recent loss. Psychotherapy looks at the whole person.  I will be interested in your childhood and family upbringing for example and will want to explore how those early experiences affect the way you see the world now and how it might affect your life today.

The process of psychotherapy (and I believe it is a process), is in bringing these often hidden or subconscious ideas to the conscious awareness. Everything is subjective and though we might see certain things as facts we become aware that our ideas have been shaped the way we see the world and this way of seeing is malleable and changeable. This awareness allows a certain amount of flexibility in our perceptions and feelings and feeds into the way we relate to the world and to others.