Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy focuses on working with clients for a longer-term and draws from insight into emotional problems and difficulties. Psychotherapy sometimes involves intense emotional discussions, you may find yourself crying, upset or even having an angry outburst during a session. Some people may feel physically exhausted after a session. Cassandra Allen is a trained psychotherapist who is there to help you cope with such feelings and emotions.

What is the difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy will allow you to examine feelings, actions and thoughts and to learn how to evaluate and adjust where appropriate. Counselling however will enable you to explore personal development and to create adjustments to your life. Making a distinction between the two forms of therapy allows a better understanding of the process involved throughout the course of therapy. Both methods of counselling therapy provide people with a way of dealing with change psychologically.

Key Differences:

Counselling 

  • Helps people identify problems and crises and encourages them to take positive steps to resolve these issues.
  • It is the best course of therapeutic treatment for anyone who already has an understanding of wellbeing,
    and who is also able to resolve problems.
  • Counselling is a short-term process that encourages the change of behaviour.

Psychotherapy

  • Helps people with psychological problems that have built up over the course of a long period of time.
  • It will help you understand your feelings, thoughts and actions more clearly.
  • Psychotherapy is a longer-term process of treatment that identifies emotional issues and the background to problems and difficulties.

 

Both methods of counselling therapy provide people with a way of dealing with change psychologically.