Counseling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment. A counselor is trained to listen with empathy (by putting themselves in your shoes). They can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings you have.
Sometimes the term “counseling” is used to refer to talking therapies in general, but counseling is also a type of therapy in its own right.
Other psychological therapies include psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and relationship therapy, which could be between members of a family, a couple, or work colleagues.