A Clinical Counseller/Psychotherapist is a skilled professional who is there to help facilitate positive changes in your life by helping you to set and implement goals, emotional acceptance, gaining insight and personal growth.
The term clinical counselling and psychotherapy are often used interchangeably, however there is a slight difference between them. Most often counselling might focus on specific problems or issues and it can help you learn the tools you need to manage or solve them. It can also be short-term.
Psychotherapy can be more in-depth and look at underlying issues, life long patterns and recurrent emotional struggles. It can encourage you to look at your past and discover how it is affecting you in your present life.
Both Counselling and Psychotherapy can help you gain personal insight. Gaining personal insight can be a positive step towards changing destructive behaviours and replacing it with more productive ones. Therapy can help you heal and it also promotes personal growth and development. Therapists do not offer advice but they can support you to find your own answers and encourage you to learn and implement new skills. The overall goal of Counselling and Psychotherapy is to help you discover your personal strengths and resources.