Practitioners:

Chandrayee Basu

Doug Osborne





Psychotherapy, counselling, relationship counsellor, family therapy, psychological treatment in Southfields, Earlsfield, Wandsworth and Wimbledon, London SW14, SW15, SW17, SW18, SW19, SW20


Most of the time, counselling and psychotherapy refer to the same thing.
Technically, the word counsellor means advisor, or one who advises or teaches. In counselling it is
understood that two individuals are putting their heads together in an intellectual manner in order to
solve a problem. Psychotherapy, on the other hand, is a term that, generally speaking, refers to the
“treatment of mental and emotional disorders through the use of psychological techniques designed
to encourage communication of conflicts and insights into problems, with the goal being personality
growth and behaviour modification”

Across most areas of
counselling, typical work activities include:
establishing a relationship of trust and respect with clients;
agreeing a counselling contract to lay down what will be covered in sessions (including
confidentiality issues);
encouraging clients to talk about issues they feel they cannot normally share with others;
actively listening to client concerns and empathising with their position;
accepting without bias the issues raised by clients;
helping clients towards a deeper understanding of their concerns;
challenging any inconsistencies in what clients say or do;
helping clients to make decisions and choices regarding possible ways forward;
referring clients to other sources of help, as appropriate;
keeping records.

"Psychotherapy" on the other hand is generally a longer-term treatment, which focuses more on
gaining insight into chronic physical and emotional problems. Its focus is on the patient's thought
processes and way of being in the world rather than specific problems.

In actual practice there may be quite a bit of overlap between the two. A therapist may provide
counselling with specific situations and a counsellor may function in a psychotherapeutic manner.
Generally speaking, however, psychotherapy requires more skill than simple counselling. It is
conducted by professionals trained to practice psychotherapy such as a psychiatrist, a trained
counselor, social worker or psychologist.
While a psychotherapist is qualified to provide
counselling, a counsellor may or may not possess the necessary training and skills to provide
psychotherapy.
Most of the time,
counselling and psychotherapy refer to the same thing. In all probability, there is
some counselling and some psychotherapy intermittently taking place in the course of any single
therapeutic hour.
Here you can visit or dedicated website for counselling and psychotherapy
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