Psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and a psychotherapist.

Grounded mainly in dialogue, it provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who is objectiveneutral and non-judgmental. Together, you and a psychotherapist will work together to identify and change the thought and behaviour patterns that are keeping you from feeling your best.

Counselling is also about helping you to make sense of your thoughts and feelings. This is not always easy to do alone. Counselling can provide the support you might need to bring about change and peace to your life.

The key difference between the two therapeutic communication treatments lies in the recommended time required to see benefits. Counselling usually refers to a brief treatment that centres around behaviour patternsPsychotherapy focuses on working with clients over a longer period and draws from insights into emotional problems and difficulties.