Counselling and psychotherapy are both ‘talking therapies’ where you meet with a trained professional to discuss and resolve issues of concern in your life.
Typically, sessions are once a week for approximately an hour. You are free to discuss what is on your mind and your therapist will use their training to ask appropriate questions and gently guide the conversation.
In New Zealand, counselling is generally thought of as being shorter term, supportive and focuses on exploring feelings, communication and learning skills to resolve issues.
Psychotherapy is seen as a more in-depth form of counselling.
Common issues for counselling and psychotherapy are:
See also: Couple Counselling
Counselling Works is an Auckland Counselling service based in Grey Lynn/Ponsonby, Central Auckland