The terms Counselling and Psychotherapy are largely interchangeable, although generally speaking, Counselling is considered to be short term (6-8 weeks), and Psychotherapy to be longer term therapy (12 weeks and more).
Some models of counselling lend themselves to shorter term work.
An integrated approach means that the work can be flexible to meet the demands and pockets of clients, and to support them in the changes they want to make.
The effectiveness of counselling can depend on lots of different factors: Your engagement in the process; the type of counselling you access; whether the time is right for you to make the change. Research shows that counselling tends to be more effective when you have a good therapeutic relationship with your counsellor. Arrange a call with us to talk to your counsellor by using our Contact Form.
For some people, 4-6 sessions is all they want, others, longer.
Your therapist will understand, and will be happy to refer you on. Do be prepared to talk to your therapist about it, they will be happy to help.