Counselling Approach

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The Humanist approach concentrates on being real in the relationship. The core aspects follow the principle that through respect, empathy and understanding all people can begin the journey of healing. This therapy really tries to get to the heart of what is needed in the therapeutic relationship between you and the counsellor to make healing possible. When we are not real we can become stuck and unable to connect with ourselves. This way of looking at yourself can help you form better relationships with yourself and others.

The Psychodynamic approach focuses on uncovering past experiences to enable you to understand where your desires and behaviours come from. This process allows you to actively change unconscious ways of behaving. The originator of this type of therapy was Sigmund Freud. He is considered to be the father of psychoanalysis as all talking therapies have developed from his model. The benefit of this type of therapy is that it has been tried and tested over a long period of time and is still useful today.

The CBT approach concentrates on all the negative ways that you are holding yourself back and dealing with your situation. It helps you to change your internal language and choose more healthy and positive paths. This can be a very powerful approach to all problems and change can be rapid.

The service is completely confidential. I follow the BACP ethical framework which sets out the boundaries of confidentiality.

The number of sessions will depend on the help you need. I recommend 6 sessions initially and then arranging more should the need arise.

✓ Abuse

✓ Affairs and betrayals

✓ Anxiety

✓ Bereavement

✓ Bipolar disorder/Manic depression

✓ Bullying

✓ Cancer

✓ Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME

✓ Chronic pain

✓ Couples issues

✓ Depression

✓ Disabilities

✓ Dissociation

✓ Domestic violence

✓ Emotional abuse

✓ Low self-confidence

✓ Low self-esteem

✓ Miscarriage

✓ Panic disorder

✓ Phobias

✓ Physical abuse

✓ Post-traumatic stress disorder

✓ Pre-nuptial counselling

✓ Psychosis

✓ Redundancy

✓ Relationship issues

✓ Seasonal affective disorder

✓ Self harm

✓ Separation and divorce

✓ Sexual abuse

✓ Stress

✓ Suicidal thoughts

✓ Terminal illness

✓ Trauma

✓ Work related stress