Counselling or Therapy?
If you are unsure what is right for you, that is okay. P.A.C.E. Inc offers both Counsellors and Therapists that can help you.
Contact us so we can connect you with the right Counsellor or Therapist that meets your specific needs.
Counselling is usually focused on a specific issue for a limited amount of time while therapy helps you understand yourself and your patterns of thought, feelings, and behaviours.
Therapy and counselling are often used interchangeably, but there are some key differences between them.
Counselling involves working with a mental health counsellor or clinical mental health counsellor on a specific issue for a limited amount of time. For example, counselling can help you if you’re having problems with your marriage. You can see a marriage counsellor to learn how to improve things between you and your spouse. Or counselling can help you if you have difficulty managing stress and want guidance on tools you can use when you are stressed out. Usually, counselling focuses on a specific issue for a limited amount of time.
Therapy can be more long-term and focuses on you as an individual — how you see yourself and the world, your thoughts, and your behaviors, as well as the underlying patterns of why you do the things you do. For example, if you were suffering from depression, you and your mental health therapist can explore how depression impacts your everyday life and how to develop better coping strategies so that you can feel better. You usually go to therapy sessions on a more long-term basis.