Australia's #1 Natural Health Site

Search 14,693 Practitioners & Therapists

Created with SkeLouie Louieontch.

Search 14,693 Practitioners & Therapists

Counselling

Browse the local directory for Counselling

Counsellors and Psychotherapists use a professional but interpersonal relationship with their clients, to enable them to develop an understanding about themselves and to make changes in their lives.

There are many different styles of Counselling, including Psychodynamic, CBT, Gestalt, Person-Centred, Family Therapy and Marriage Counselling to name just a few. Many Counsellors and Psychotherapists are eclectic in their styles and an initial consultation will enable a client to assess whether the particular style used by the Therapist, is suitable for them. Some Therapists work entirely in the present, whilst others are more interested in a client's past history and family relationships. Therapy is usually offered face to face but can also be available by means of the internet, telephone, or video conferencing.

Although Counselling and Psychotherapy overlap, there are some differences. Counsellors generally focus on specific problems or life changes such as bereavement or addictions, whereas Psychotherapists focus more upon restructuring of the client's personality and will be likely to work over a longer period of time, depending on the clients needs. However, many Therapists are both Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

Counselling and Psychotherapy is invaluable for treating any crisis situation, management of stress, grief and trauma, relationship or family problems and any emotional or psychological problems. Therapy sessions may be for an individual, a couple, a family or a group, as required.

Consultations are confidential, professional and usually up to an hour in length. Frequency of consultations will depend upon the style of Counselling utilised and the severity of the problem presented and may be either short-term or long-term.
 

  Printer Friendly Version
  References

Related Articles

  • Fancy a Spot of Ecotherapy?

    It’s no coincidence; in fact, numerous studies have found that ‘green exercise’ – or ecotherapy – produces significant health and wellness benefits.

  • Why It’s Ok To Be Unhappy

    Numerous research studies suggest that optimism might be overrated.

  • Healing Your Emotions with Natural Therapies

    Thankfully, several natural therapies may prove beneficial in helping heal our emotions.

  • Living and Dying Well

    Death and dying are all part of an inevitable reality that defines the human condition. But how often do we confront and deal with this most certain of eventualities?

  • Becoming a Counsellor

    Counselling can be an ideal profession for anyone who is interested in helping others.

  • From Trauma to Triumph

    According to Martin Seligman in his new book ‘Flourishing’, post-traumatic growth is much more prevalent than many people might think.