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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 client-centred counselling, is a humanistic approach that deals with the ways in which individuals perceive themselves consciously, rather than how a counsellor can 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 behaviours. … 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, behaviour 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.

What is Psychotherapy ?

Psychotherapy refers to a range of treatments that can help with mental health problems, emotional challenges, and some psychiatric disorders. It aims to enable patients, or clients, to understand their feelings, and what makes them feel positive, anxious, or depressed.

What is psychoanalysis ?

The method of psychological therapy originated by Sigmund Freud in which free association, and analysis of resistance and transference are used to explore repressed or unconscious impulses, anxieties, and internal conflicts. psychoanalytic therapy. The method places emphasis on unconscious conflict and childhood traumas and their impact on the development of later personality traits and psychological problems.

What is Psychodynamic therapy ?

Psychodynamic therapy focuses on unconscious processes as they are manifested in the client’s present behaviour. The goals of psychodynamic therapy are client self-awareness and understanding of the influence of the past on present behaviour. Psychodynamic therapy is primarily used to treat depression and other serious psychological disorders, especially in those who have lost meaning in their lives and have difficulty forming or maintaining personal relationships.

The therapies mentioned above are suitable for treating:

  • alcohol addiction abuse; anger management: affairs and betrayals anxiety and panic;
  • bullying
  • cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) confidence childhood trauma;
  • divorce depression dependent personality disorder
  • emotional abuse emotional impact of physical health conditions;
  • family issues; feeling sad fears
  • grief guilt; gestalt, generalised anxiety disorder
  • lack of direction; lack of feelings; loneliness; loss (in its many manifestations); low self-esteem;
  • marriage menopause
  • panic disorder past related issues post-traumatic stress; person-centered
  • redundancy relationship challenges and breakdown (with individuals, not couples);
    • relationship challenges and breakdown (with individuals, not couples);
  • separation and divorce stress management self-hatred; feeling of something not being right;
  • trauma
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