Today, I will be talking about Counselling and Psychotherapy. My name Is Marcin Bogucki and I am a Psychotherapist in Private Counselling Practice. All information which you find here are from my counselling practice and educational material which I used during my college.
Basically, counselling takes place when two people can talk in a confidential and private way where a client can explore himself. Where in a professional way the client can understand his life. All the issues discussed in the session should be confidential and never shared with other people. By counselling or therapy, we should understand our own feelings, build confidence and receive empathy but not limited to only that.
A counsellor can help when he is properly prepared for the profession and has the appropriate education too. The counsellor could help others when people can’t manage themselves, when they hold depression, any mood disorder or some life problems like divorce, eating problems, sexual health, trauma, anxiety or addiction.
The purpose and nature of counselling and psychotherapy are helping people with their emotional crisis on how to solve those problems and make their own decisions.
Usually it is a dialogue between two people or a group where one person is a counsellor and others are called clients. The counsellor and psychotherapist should have a non-judgemental role with good listening skills and help resolve some problems but never give advice or directly encourage the client to take steps in the implementation of any actions that are only caused by the psychotherapist’s motives.
By counselling, we can try to resolve problems but we never can expect the counsellor to resolve the issue for us.
Counselling and psychotherapy are used alternately. Someone will say that I have counselling, but someone else will say that he will see his psychotherapist. Both of these names are correct and although this profession is related to clinical psychology, one should not confuse psychologist with psychotherapist and vice versa. For the pure reason, a psychotherapist does not work as a psychologist, and a psychologist may not always be a psychotherapist. To be eligible to practice as a psychotherapist, you must complete an appropriate psychotherapeutic course. Such differences also arise in the case of a psychiatrist who has completed medical school and is also not always entitled to conduct psychotherapy. However, some old schools argue that counselling and psychotherapy have similar roles nevertheless counselling can be used in basic sessions whereas psychotherapy is used to deal with the deep-rooted issue.
As we can see, these professions are related because they all work to improve mental health, but each performs a different job to achieve the intended purpose, and each of the professionals has a different type of knowledge. The work of a psychotherapist is beneficial when we are struggling with a life dilemma when we have difficult moments which we cannot cope with, and our thoughts disrupt the basic processes of life.
The counselling profession can be found in many areas: as a teacher, youth workers, and in any field of education where they will help guide others in their lives, but never impose their own agenda. Even though there are many psychotherapeutic schools, the basis for finding your own meaning is trusting yourself. If a particular technique does not work your therapist should know it in order to respect you and save both of you time. It is not an art to sit 50 minutes with a psychotherapist, the art is when the therapy starts working, although it takes time and rarely such a healing process will appear after one or its own sessions. It takes time, and time is a process.
A counsellor could help in many places where it’s needed and where the profession is required, such as the workplace, schools, police station, nurse home or disability society, on the disaster, catastrophe or any accidents and in many voluntary agencies. The psychotherapist also works after accidents and disasters to provide psychological support to the victim and their families and during many different life events, such as family counselling, job change or work-related stress, or any other conflict from birth to death in which a person is involved.
Thank you for listening and see you soon. Your host Marcin Bogucki on Private Psychotherapy Practice with Remote Counselling. If you like to contact me or booking an appointment use the details below.