We use psychotherapy in response to a variety of specific or non-specific manifestations of clinically diagnosable and/or existential crises. Treatment of everyday problems is more often referred to as counselling (a distinction originally adopted by Carl Rogers). However, the term counselling is sometimes used interchangeably with “psychotherapy”.
Psychotherapy is the collective term for a number of therapies regarding emotional and mental health issues. There are many types of psychotherapy, most of which use one on one or group spoken conversation as their basis. Some therapies are based in other forms of communication such as written word, art, music and dramatisation.