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  • Writer's pictureSpencer Dawson, RCC

Counselling vs. Psychotherapy: What's the Difference?

Updated: May 29

One of the questions we get most often is, "What is the difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy?"

For the most part, counselling and psychotherapy are used interchangeably, however, counselling and psychotherapy have some subtle differences.

Usually, counselling refers to a more brief treatment where the therapist and client work together to uncover maladaptive behaviours that may be hindering specific areas of one's life. 

Psychotherapy, on the other hand, is a longer term treatment where the therapist and client focus on gaining insight on long term patterns. It also involves processing and reflecting on past events that may have influenced them. Psychotherapy works to go deeper in understanding root causes and therefore helps to create lasting change.

Our approach generally integrates counselling and psychotherapy into an approach best for each client!

Whether you would like to work together in person in South Surrey or online, we can work together to help you feel better and more like yourself! You can book online at

Counselling and Psychotherapy in South Surrey British Columbia

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