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Frequently Asked Questions

Is counselling like psychiatry?

Counselling bears little relation to psychiatry except that both deal with emotional and mental processes.

Psychiatrists are trained doctors, who work largely through diagnosis of illness and then by prescribing a treatment - usually involving medication.

Counsellors are normally non-medical professionals, who work by talking and encouraging you to find your own solutions.

Counsellors can however recognize the symptoms of severe mental distress, and may suggest you consider medical help if this is appropriate.

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