What is the Difference between Counselling and therapy?

The use of the word “therapy” here can refer to either counselling or psychotherapy.  But broadly speaking, counselling is often used to describe short-term work, which focuses on a specific area in your life that is worrying you.  Counselling can be of 6 – 20 sessions depending on each individual need.

Psychotherapy is usually longer term, this could be of some months or years in duration, but again, everyone is different. Psychodynamic psychotherapy goes deeper into the possible underlying causes of present concerns, and involves exploring your past experiences and linking them to your current life, while also addressing the unconscious processes.