Psychotherapy and Counselling

The difference between counselling  and psychotherapy … counselling usually refers to a brief treatment that centres around behaviour patterns. It helps people identify problems and crises and encourages them to take steps to resolve these issues. Psychotherapy focuses working with people with psychological problems that have built over the course of a long period of time. It helps them understand their thoughts, feelings and actions more clearly.

Psychotherapy or talk therapy, helps people with a broad variety of mental illnesses. Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms so that individuals and couples can function better and  increase well-being and healing. Problems helped by psychotherapy include difficulties coping with daily life; the impact of trauma, medical illness or loss, the loss of a loved one, depression or anxiety, addiction, relationships, divorce, lack of assertiveness, weak boundaries and other problems or issues that result in a poor or dysfunctional quality of life.

Signs  that you could benefit from therapy include:

You feel an overwhelming, prolonged sense of helplessness and sadness.

Your problems don’t seem to get better despite your efforts and help from family and friends.

You find it difficult to concentrate on working assignments or to carry out other everyday activities.

You worry excessively, expect the worst and are constantly on the edge.

Your actions, such as alcohol abuse, drug use and aggressive behaviour  are harming you or others.