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What is humanistic counselling ?

Counselling clients with a humanistic approach provides them with an opportunity to explore creativity, personal growth and self-development, as well as acknowledging a variety of choices. The foundations of the humanistic approach provide the client with a deeper understanding of who they are, what they feel and the opportunity to explore the possibility of creating personal choices. It encourages self-awareness and self-realisation.

A humanistic approach provides a distinct method of counselling and focuses predominately on an individual’s unique, personal potential to explore creativity, growth, love and psychological understanding.

What is integrative counselling ?

Integrative counselling. Integrative counselling, as the name suggests, is a combined approach to psychotherapy that brings together different elements of specific therapies. Integrative therapists take the view that there is no single approach that can treat each client in all situations.

What is person-centred counselling ?

Person-centred therapy. Person-centred therapy, also known as person-centredor client-centred counselling, is a humanistic approach that deals with the ways in which individuals perceive themselves consciously, rather than how a counsellorcan interpret their unconscious thoughts or ideas.

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) ?

CBT can help with depression, anxiety, and a wide range of other problems. CBT is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on how a person’s thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes affect their feelings and behaviors. … People can learn more beneficial ways of thinking and behaving. CBT aim to reduce or eliminate symptoms.

What is Psychodynamic Counselling ?

Psychodynamic therapy sessions are intense and open-ended, dictated by the client’s free association rather than a set schedule or agenda. Its aim is to help us achieve insight and understanding around the reasons for our problems, and to translate this insight into a mature capacity to cope with current and future difficulties. It is exploring the client’s deep-seated needs, urges, and desires. Psychodynamic therapists attempt to help clients find patterns in their emotions, thoughts, and beliefs in order to gain insight into their current self. These patterns are often found to begin in the client’s childhood since psychodynamic theory holds that early life experiences are extremely influential in the psychological development and functioning as an adult. As the quote from Richard Summers below suggests, psychodynamic therapy aims to help the client identify important pieces of the puzzle that makes them who they are and rearrange them in ways that allow the client to form a more functional and positive sense of self. In these sessions, the therapist will encourage the client to talk freely about whatever is on their (conscious) mind. The thoughts and feelings discussed will be probed for recurring patterns in the client’s unconscious mind.

What is Gestalt therapy ?

Gestalt therapy has been successfully integrated into treatment programs for adults and teens who are being treated for substance abuse, addiction, behavior disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, grief/loss, trauma, sex addiction, compulsive gambling, bipolar, depression and related conditions.

What is transactional analysis ?

In therapy, transactional analysis can be used to address one’s interactions and communications with the purpose of establishing and reinforcing the idea that each individual is valuable and has the capacity for positive change and personal growth.

The therapies mentioned above are suitable for treating:

Anger management, Addiction, Anxiety (Fear of flying, Panic attacks, Phobias), Blushing, Bruxism (teeth grinding), Low self-confidence, Low self-esteem, Obsessions and compulsions, Pain management, Relationship issues, Relaxation, Sleep disorders, Stress, Stuttering, etc

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