Counselling & Therapy

We take immense pride in the quality and integrity of our work, paying particular attention to patient evaluation and the belief that each individual is unique in ability, talent and learning style to change. There are many different types of therapists and therapies available to you as our client.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Is a talking therapy that is uesed to manage anxiety and can also help you manage many other problems, by changing the way you think and behave. CBT encourages you to examine how your actions can affect how you think and feel. Talking and changing your behaviour can change how you think (cognitive) and what you do (behaviour). This can make you feel better about life. CBT is also known to treat minor depression and post traumatic stress disorder.

Counselling
is process, a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment. A counsellor is trained to listen with empathy (by putting themselves in your shoes). They can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings that you have. Sometimes, the term ‘counselling’ is used to refer to talking therapies in general, but counselling is also a specific type of therapy on its own right.

Video Therapy
Video sessions are accessed online through your computer or tablet and suitable for anyone that has difficulty getting to the practice or is just unable to leave their home for any reason. Video sessions are also available for all existing clients, who may need to cancel due to illness or holiday, but still wish to see their counsellor at the usual scheduled time. Just give us a call and we will add you to our video link and arrange sessions.

Counselling Psychology
Counselling Psychology is the integration of psychological theory and research with therapeutic practice. The practice of Counselling Psychology requires a high level of self-awareness and competence in relating the skills and knowledge of personal and interpersonal dynamics to the therapeutic context.

Psychodynamic Counselling
This is based on the idea that past experiences have a bearing on experiences and feelings in the present, and that important relationships, perhaps from early childhood, may be replayed with other people later in life. It translates the principles and insights of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy into once-a-week counselling. The new version of this model is CAT Cognitive Analytical Therapy, this where they joined CBT with an Analytical model.

Transactional Analysis Counselling
Transactional analysis counselling emphasis’s people’s personal responsibility for their feelings, thoughts and behavior. It believes people can change, if they actively decide to replace their usual patterns of behavior with new ones.

Gestalt Counselling
This is a directive type of counselling, focusing on gestalten (patterns of thought, feeling and activity). It encourages people to have an active awareness of their present situation, and also incorporates communication that goes beyond words. A key part of gestalt counselling is the dramatisation, or acting out, of important conflicts in a person’s life. This could involve using two or more chairs, for instance, so that they can physically take up different positions to represent different aspects of themselves.

Parks Inner Child Therapy
PICT is a powerful and versatile visualisation-based therapy model. It is an evolving, cognitive form of therapy, with a foundation in basic Transactional Analysis, that incorporates Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) to aid rapid positive change. Although PICT was originally created to specifically help people recover from the trauma and damage of sexual, physical and emotional abuse during childhood (such harm may have been caused deliberately, caused by neglect, or by inadequate parenting which was not intentional).