Psychotherapy works with unconscious processes to help support you in becoming more structured and better able to cope in your day to day life. Looking at past traumas and childhood issues to help better understand present behaviour. People who seek Psychotherapy may struggle with issues that can affect their decisions, behaviour, thinking and communication. Some issues dealt with in practice are Anger, Anxiety, Bereavement & Loss, Depression, Commitment issues, Suicide Ideation, Self Harm, Eating Disorders, Sexual Difficulties, Addiction recovery, Abuse, Panic Attacks, Loss of Direction, Bullying, Relationship Difficulties, Stress, Trauma. Psychotherapy provides a safe, confidential and nonjudgemental space for people to explore their inner most thoughts and feelings.
A Psychotherapist will not advise you or fix things for you, but will support you in understanding your own inner self to enable you to make the changes you need. Psychotherapy will support you through learning coping skills, becoming aware of your behaviours, communications both physically and emotionally and help you make changes to live in a more healthy and constructive way.
Counselling works with more surface level issues like day to day difficulties and helps to focus on the issues that arise in your present life. The difference between Psychotherapy & Counselling is that Psychotherapy works at a deeper level, looking at past traumas & child hood issues. Counselling works more in the present with issues in day to day living.
Counselling can help with difficulties in decision making, anxiety, stress, panic attacks, depression, bullying. Counselling can work short term giving support in a particular difficulty in your life and help you move forward. A therapist may use both counselling and psychotherapy to help with the issues you are facing.