Counselling tends to focus on specific problems and identifying positive changes which will lead to improvements in your life circumstances. Counselling is based on short-term
treatment that centres around behaviour patterns.
Psychotherapy is more long term and is concerned with deeper issues such as restructuring the personality or sense of self, and in developing insights which help to overcome emotional problems and difficulties. Psychotherapy focuses on working with clients for a longer-term and draws from insight into emotional problems and difficulties
The purpose of therapy is to explore personal difficulties and identify changes that will enhance you the clients ability and advance their wellbeing