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Counselling vs. Therapy: What's the difference?

It's a question that gets asked ALOT.

"Counselling" and "Therapy" are often terms that are used interchangeably.

It doesn't help that there are so many different occupations in the mental health industry - from Psychiatrists, to Psychologists - and within that, there are differences between so-called Counselling Psychologists versus Clinical Psychologists too.

Then we have our Counsellors and Psychotherapists to add into the mix as well.

We'll clarify on the above different occupations in another article - but today we will focus on the type of mental support you'll be getting.

Mainly, are you after "Counselling" or "Therapy"?

Let's talk about the similarities first.

1) Both involve talking to a trained mental health professional.