The terms ‘counselling’ and ‘therapy’ are often thrown around and regularly interchanged. However, whilst there are some similarities, the main difference between the two is the various approaches each takes towards problem solving.
Counselling can often be differentiated based on client relationships, and how they interact with their clients.
Counselling sessions are led by the individual which gives you the opportunity to openly discuss your concerns or problems with a trained professional in a confidential and safe environment. Throughout your counselling session, you’ll be encouraged to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours to allow you the chance to better understand yourself and how these may have contributed to the obstacles you now face.
Through the exploration methods provided, counsellors will help guide you into finding your own solutions, making positive changes in your life and adopting coping mechanisms to help deal with your problems.
Here is our essential guide to the different types of counselling.