A little bit about the therapies…
Person Centred Therapy
This is a non-directive therapeutic approach. The aim is for the client to feel comfortable, understood and heard by the counsellor. The focus is on the ways clients perceive themselves and their life situations not on the counsellor’s personal interpretation of the situation. All clients are valued, respected and treated with ‘unconditional positive regard’. Empathy and trust are central. It is based on the premise that everyone has the capability to change, grow and to fulfil their potential. This approach underpins all of my work and it combines well with other therapies.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a fairly structured and logical therapy. It involves helping clients learn how to use strategies and techniques that help them feel more in control and understand the connection between their thoughts, feelings and behaviour. It can be very effective when dealing with issues such as PTSD, anxiety, and depression. It can also help with managing relationships or situations more positively
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
SFB is an approach that identifies and focuses on a person’s existing strengths. Using these strengths and other strategies client’s are supported in finding way to address current problems. This can be a very effective and powerful therapy.
Existential psychotherapy is an approach that helps clients explore their circumstances in the here and now and helps them to identify and understand what you can and cannot change. This therapy is derived from the belief that certain life experiences are universal and inevitable.
This is an evidential therapy as it shows people how their choices directly affect their lives. It uses the ‘givens’ of personal responsibility, personal freedom and choice. It can be a very expansive and empowering therapy and works well when integrated with other methods.