Counselling typically refers to consultations that are more short-term (typically 1 to 8 sessions), which can be resolved more or less on the conscious level. Psychotherapy is more longer term and goes deeper. It examines a person’s psychological history in depth and resolves issues such as anxiety, depression and trauma. The goal of psychotherapy is not to change you. Rather, is is about making you a better person- more aware, compassionate, empathic and accepting of yourself and others.
Research has shown that 75 percent of people who enter psychotherapy derive some benefit from it. Psychotherapy has proven to create positive changes in emotions and behaviour and linked with positive changes in the brain and body.
In psychotherapy you can expect too develop better relationship skills, achieve personal goals, overcome issues such as depression and anxiety, boost self-confidence, improve overall mood, and think more positively. You will also find yourself taking more responsibility than blaming others. Additionally, you can develop a better self-image and live less with guilt and shame.