What is counselling and psychotherapy?
Counselling and psychotherapy are professional activities that utilise an interpersonal relationship to enable people to develop understanding about themselves and make changes in their lives. Professional counsellors and psychotherapists work within a clearly contracted, principles relationship that enables individuals to obtain assistance in exploring and resolving issues they wish to manage. Professional counselling and psychotherapy: • Draws upon psychotherapeutic and psychological theories, along with a set of advanced interpersonal skills which emphasise processes of facilitation. Such processes are based on an ethos of respect for clients, their values, their beliefs, their uniqueness and the right to self-determination. • Requires an in-depth training process to develop understanding, knowledge about human behaviour, therapeutic capacities, and ethical and professional boundaries. Due to the explicit contract and in-depth training required to use a range of therapeutic interven
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