What is CBT and counselling?
The first thing to realize is that CBT and counselling are entirely different psychological therapies. However, one commonality between both therapies is the importance that is placed upon establishing a sound therapeutic relationship. A relationship of trust and confidentiality is of paramount importance. CBT is a talking therapy that can help manage problems by changing the way you think and behave and It is commonly used in the NHS to treat anxiety and depression.
Counselling provides a talking space where you are encouraged to explore difficulties and emotions. It will help you see things more clearly with the aim of helping you move towards resolving problems, whether that is in relationships or to grieve for a loss or bereavement. It is a much less structured and directive therapy than CBT treatment.