Clients use the terms counselling and psychotherapy interchangeably but it could be useful to explain a few of the differences between the two.
Counselling provides a sympathetic ear. The counsellor listens without interrupting for analysis corrections or advice. Of being listened to the value shouldn’t be underestimated. Deep listening occurs in conversation, where each man or woman is assessing the validity of what the other person has said or thinking of her or his response. Knowing that the listener of one won’t disrupt, and has no agenda, gives the speaker the liberty to express ideas that are hard or emotions at length. Counselling does not require training. The role of counsellor cans fill.
Besides listening, solace is offered by a counsellor. A heart-felt empathic response such as “of course” provides the distressed individual with the sort of security and support that a loving parent gives a child. An assurance that the individual possesses the resources to deal with the problem at hand might help to mobilize these strengths. A counsellor can help someone in trouble as being distorted at odds with reality exaggerating the negatives to recognize her or his thinking. By eliciting ideas for coping with a situation instead of providing answers, a counsellor will lead the person from confusion.
Counselling can bring temporary reduction of self-esteem, non-traumatic grief, distress, relief for grief, or bewilderment in the face of crisis. Counselling alone can’t heal mental disturbances such as anxiety, depression, traumatic grief, unresolved childhood issues, or lack of self-esteem caused by core beliefs that are destructive. These require psychotherapy.
Psychotherapy also involves listening to discover the existence of difficulties that are unexpressed and so as to comprehend the problem. A psychotherapist invokes techniques learned to enable a customer effect changes in their life. There exist several fifty therapeutic techniques, with Adlerian Therapy, Animal-Assisted Therapy, and Art Therapy at one end of the bible and Spiritual Therapy, Systems Therapy and Traumatic Incident Reduction. However, all have in common the use of methods that are specifically-chosen to bring about change. Generally speaking, psychotherapy relates a client difficulties to life-long, patterns of behaviour and takes place. Personality disorders like personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, or schizophrenia, may require medication as defined by a psychiatrist in addition which a psychologist or psychotherapist may provide.