The terms Counseling and Psychotherapy
seem interchangeable to many people, but they tend to have different meanings for people in helping professions.
Generally counseling is thought to be a relatively short process, whereas psychotherapy usually runs for many sessions.
Counseling is seen as problem oriented, where psychotherapy is person oriented.
Counseling stresses giving information, while psychotherapy facilitates understanding of self and others.
You can expect: Listening, Questioning, Evaluating, Interpreting, Supporting, Explaining, Informing, Advising, Ordering activities as components of a session. Sessions are 45-50 minutes in length.