Omikrons Counselling & Psychotherapy in Milton Keynes, Leighton Buzzard & Dunstable

The Difference Between Counselling & Psychotherapy. differencebetweencounsellingandpsychotherapy

The Difference between Counselling & Psychotherapy.

The terms "Counselling" and "Psychotherapy" are often used interchangeable, but there is a slight distinction.
Counselling generally refers to short-term consultation, while Psychotherapy typicelly refers to londer-term treatment.


Counselling typically deals with present issues that are easily resolved on the conscious level, whereas psychotherapy is more focussed on helping a person understand his/her life in a profound and refelctive manner.
Counselling normally helps a client to process powerfull emotions such as grief or anger, deal with immediate causes of stress and anxiety, clarify values and identify options when making important personal or professional decisions, manage conflicts within relationships, develop better interpersonal and communication skills, or intentionally change unproductive thoughts and behaviours.


Psychotherapy on the other hand is an evolutionary process that helps a person look at long-standing attitudes, thoughts and behaviours that have resulted in the current quality of one's life and relationships.
It goes much deeper to uncover root causes of problems, resulting in more dramatic changes in perspective regarding oneself, one's life experience and the world in general.
Ultimately, psychotherapy aims to empower the individual by freeing him/her from the grip of unconscionous triggers or impulses through increased self-awareness.

Omikrons has a clinic in Soulbury.

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