Counselling and psychotherapy are talking interventions based
on the intentional use of relationship between practitioner and
client to facilitate self-knowledge, emotional well-being, and
Generally speaking, counselling tends to focus on resolving
problems and emotional distress related to day-to-day issues,
and psychotherapy explores deeper, long standing issues to
facilitate positive changes to behavior and cognition, freeing the
client to make healthier choices of thought, feeling, or action.
In addition, counselling and psychotherapy offer an opportunity
for clients to develop skills in areas such as assertiveness,
interpersonal problem-solving, relaxation, visualization, coping
strategies, and anxiety, stress, or anger management.