A therapist's approach will not necessarily differ whether you seek counselling or psychotherapy. Psychotherapy is more likely to be long-term and suitable for a single or pressing concern, while counselling is usually time-limited.
Short-term counselling may be helpful for immediate problems, such as a job situation, relationship difficulties, bereavement, or traumatic events. A short-term counseling session is appropriate for people who are generally happy in their lives, but are facing a pressing issue.
With long-term psychotherapy, we can explore deep changes in our lives, allowing us to gain a deeper understanding of how we feel about ourselves, our relationships, and the world around us. The process involves examining our pasts, thinking about our current challenges and future hopes, and exploring our patterns of beliefs.