The words therapy, counseling and analysis are used interchangeably when people talk about seeking mental health. The following is my understanding of them and how they differ.
Supportive therapy and/or counseling is the same thing. Usually given by a LCSW (Licensed Certified Social Worker) that holds a Masters degree in Social Work or a practitioner with a Masters in Psychology. The patient or client sits in comfortable furniture facing the therapist and discusses the issue(s) at hand in a conversational setting.