TYPES OF THERAPY
As I am trained in more than one modality of counselling my preferred method looks at the whole person, taking into account your mental, physical and emotional needs. We will use techniques and tools from different modalities to tailor an individual approach for you.
My aim is to build a trusting and non-judgmental relationship that helps you develop self-awareness. When you understand the causes of your concerns or triggers for your behaviour, you can confidently set goals and develop new behaviours to improve your satisfaction with life.
SFBT SOLUTION FOCUSED BRIEF THERAPY
SFBT is a short-term therapy which focuses on finding solutions and making positive changes rather than focusing on the past causes of problems. You will be encouraged to look at what you do well, set goals and together we will work out how to achieve them. This type of therapy can be effective in just four or six sessions.
CBT COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY
The way we think about situations affects the way we feel and behave.
CBT aims to help you change the way you think (cognitive) and what you do (behaviour). Rather than looking at past causes, it focuses on current problems and practical solutions to help you feel better now.
This approach focuses on you as a whole. It encourages you to think about your feelings and take responsibility for your thoughts and actions. The emphasis is on self-development and achieving your highest potential rather than on problematic behaviour.
Focuses on immediate problems to try to provide a solution. It stresses the importance of the unconscious and past experience in shaping current behaviour. A therapist will aim to build an accepting and trusting relationship, encouraging you to talk about your childhood relationships with your parents and other significant people. It also uses similar techniques to psychotherapy, including free association, interpretation and especially transference, where feelings you experienced in previous significant relationships are projected onto the therapist.