Counselling

Counselling 2018-01-09T13:37:47+00:00

There is no clear distinction between counselling and psychotherapy; both are talking therapies that allow people to explore their feelings and emotions and the effect they have on their lives.

Counselling

In private practice counseling might be best for clients with everyday problems while psychotherapy might be more appropriate for clients with severe or acute symptoms. In reality, however, many clients are likely to receive a blend.

Clients have many different reasons for coming to counselling or psychotherapy. Often, clients encounter distressing or stressful experiences or situations which they’d like to talk about in a safe setting.

Distressing or stressful experiences might include present circumstances of bereavement, separation, or other major life transitions, or experiences from the past, such as in childhood.

Some seek counseling to help them deal with specific psychological or behavioural traits which they’d like to alter, such as compulsive thoughts or difficulties relating to other people.

Others seek counselling to help them explore a general feeling that their lives are not quite right, or to cope with feelings of depression or anxiety.

Still others look to counseling as part of their effort to discover or create meaning in their lives. Many people are attracted to counselling as an opportunity to undertake personal development in a safe and supportive environment: it is not always necessary to have a ‘problem’ to find counseling useful.

Counselling for depression helps and supports people who are suffering from feelings of unhappiness, sadness and distress. These negative feelings may come and go, they may be constant and they may become serious.

Existentialists believe that life has no essential (given) meaning: any meaning has to be found or created. Existential counseling involves making sense of life through a personal world view and includes a willingness to face one’s life and life problems. (Source: BACP)

 

Our approach

Our approach to counselling is what is known as ‘client centred’ therapy. This differs from behavioural and psychodynamic approaches by focusing on current, subjective, issues rather than an unconscious cause.

Occasionally, issues will be more complex than they first appear, so various therapies may become useful. These will be integrated into your current programme if we think it will be beneficial for you. This is called integrative counseling.

We aim to help anyone who comes seeking it, including children and young adults. This is because life can be incredibly taxing at any stage of life and mental well-being can be affected by events that happen at any age.

All of our services are completely confidential. No client information is ever given out to third parties. However, we do include comments from clients on our website but none of them divulge the client’s full name, exact location or any other sensitive information.

If you would like to find out if we could help you, we invite you to contact us.

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