What’s the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?

The generally accepted difference is that counselling is shorter-term and used for clients who have a specific or current difficulty such as the break-up of a relationship, work-related stress or a period of acute depression or anxiety. Psychotherapy can be longer-term with a deeper focus on the underlying issues that may be causing problems on the surface. Many therapists do not accept these definitions or believe there is a difference. At Room Inside, our training covered both approaches. We bring a level of intelligence, experience and therapeutic depth to the way we work with you, whether this is long or short-term.

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