It is important to understand the differences between the different types of psychics that exist and how what they can do affects the ways in which they can help you. Of course, many individuals are able to use a number of different skills, allowing you to find one psychic that can provide you with all the different abilities you need.
However, this post will point out the differences between two major strands of psychic ability, that of psychic readings and psychic mediums. Hopefully, this will make you aware that the differences between the two are fairly simple and easy to understand and get to grips with.
First, we will address psychic readings, the result of a clairvoyant looking to the future and discovering what lies there. This is an inherent ability of this psychic, and they can do it all on their own with no external influences or help. It is part of their mind that is able to peer forwards in time and let them gain seemingly impossible knowledge.
Psychic mediums, on the other hand, have the ability to communicate with spiritual beings, be they the spirits of those who have left us and passed beyond the veil, or representations of the energy and forces that work within our own hold, or even guardian angels. They can ask these beings questions and receive answers, which allows them to discover things that are hidden to the mortal world. They can not peer into the future or discover the unknowable themselves, but they have access to those who can.
That should clear that up for you, and help you to make a decision as to what abilities you are looking for in a psychic.