Counselling is a talking therapy that involves a Counsellor or Therapist listening to you and helping you find ways to deal with emotional issues.
Sometimes the term "counselling" is used to refer to talking therapies in general, but counselling is also a type of therapy in its own right.
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Psychotherapy can be short or long term. The number of sessions will depend on you,
me, the type of therapy and the depth and complexity of the issues you
want to resolve. It is unusual for therapy to last for less than six sessions.
As its name suggests, psychotherapeutic counselling is a type of counselling that draws from theories and approaches used in psychotherapy.
Talking therapies can help all sorts of people in lots of different situations. You may also hear them referred to as counselling, talking treatments or psychological therapies.
Talking therapy is for anyone who's going through a bad time or has emotional problems they need help with.
For many adults it may be the same or more effective than medication.