What Is Counselling?
The BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) defines counselling and psychotherapy as, “Umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change or enhance their wellbeing.”
The BAC (1992: 3.1) has also stated that, “Counselling may be concerned with developmental issues, addressing and resolving specific problems, making decisions, coping with crisis, developing personal insight and knowledge, working through feelings of inner conflict or improving relationships with others. The counsellor’s role is to facilitate the client’s work in ways which respect the client’s values, personal resources and capacity for self-determination”.
What Is Psychotherapy?
The UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) states that: “Different people use the words counselling and psychotherapy in different ways, so there is no commonly agreed definition. There is a general understanding that a psychotherapist can work with a wider range of clients or patients and can offer more in-depth work where appropriate.
“UKCP believes the difference lies in the length and depth of the training involved and in the quality of the relationship between the client and their therapist. UKCP Registered psychotherapists are trained to Master’s level.”
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