Counselling North London is an ever-evolving field or practice and there are many specialist counsellors who are highly competent and very, very skilled in areas such as grief and loss. There is some debate about whether counselling and psychotherapy are different, and generally there does tend to be differences. As a general rule or guide, even though a counsellor may practice general or specific types of psychotherapy, a counsellor is generally or often not as well endeared in formal recognised qualifications as psychotherapists.
What are psychotherapists? They are various practitioners with training and skills in psychotherapy ranging from family therapists to psychiatrists. Counselling North London are professionals who may have masters or doctorate degrees in particular mental health fields and they are generally licenced, certified and registered and this means that they are recognised by governmental agencies or particular other psychological agencies. A counsellor may have recognised skills too, but not necessarily in the form of a masters or doctorate degree. A counsellor may obtain a diploma of counselling and psychotherapy but never obtain higher qualifications.