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Counselling is an umbrella term for talking therapies. You are provided with a safe and supportive environment to share your troubles, just as you would be in Existential Therapy & Psychotherapy. The aim of counselling is to help you find more effective and satisfying ways of living your life.
Counselling aims to give a fresh perspective, helping you find your own understanding of what you are dealing with. Counselling also teaches you to create coping mechanisms.
Existential psychotherapy believes that anxiety and depression mostly arise from confusion around the meaning and purpose of life.
Unlike other forms of talking therapy, which use a more psychological and medical approach for answers to wellbeing, existential psychotherapy looks to philosophy. This perspective means you can move beyond just your thoughts and personal history to a larger context of the world itself, and how you fit within it.
With this broader insight, you can gain clarity on who you are - what your true beliefs and values are, how you reached the place you are in today, and where you are heading. You can then begin to move towards a life that feels inspiring to you, a life you want to be living, where you feel connected to both yourself and others.
The term 'psychotherapy' is used broadly to describe a range of talking therapies. You share what is troubling you, and you are listened to in a way that helps you understand yourself and your situation better.
Psychotherapy is aimed to help manage your past more effectively, as well as present challenges and changes. Psychotherapy also aids in healthy decisions making, in order for a future that enhance your wellbeing.