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Areas of Counselling

  • Abuse
  • Alcoholism
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Career Counselling
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Generalised Anxiety
  • Low Self-Confidence
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Mid-life Crisis
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Work-related Issues

Structured Therapies

There are many types of counselling therapies and it can be difficult to know which one to choose. As an Integrative counsellor I have experience in differing forms of therapy and can work with you to select the most appropriate choice to meet your needs. Here's some information about the different types of therapy I offer.

Structured therapies help you achieve specific goals using planned interventions within an agreed time frame. It is a collaboration between counsellor and client in designing the therapeutic process. In these therapies, I tend to be more directive, offering you ideas and helping you map your own treatment plan.

CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

This can be used for the majority of common emotional disorders, such as anxiety and depression. It is short term (lasting between six and twenty-four sessions) and enables you to become your own therapist as you continue to use the skills gained in therapy long after sessions have ended.

Together we will identify your problems and goals, look at the links between your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. We will agree assignments between sessions, allowing you to practise making changes in your thoughts and behaviours in order to improve your mood. CBT is a collaborative process and you will always be involved in planning your course of therapy.

See: The British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) at www.babcp.com

Coaching

Coaching shares a lot with CBT, but is future-orientated, helping you bridge the gap between where you are now and where you wish to be. It's about unlocking your potential, identifying the things that you'd like to change or where you'd like to be, and focusing on action steps to make those changes happen.

Coaching is goal-orientated, breaking those goals down into easily manageable steps that can be achieved within a set number of sessions. There are assignments that will build on each other until you have achieved the change you desire. The coach acts as your motivator, helping you to formulate and pursue your goals, acting as a non-judgmental sounding board and unbiased supporter.

See: Association for Coaching at www.associationforcoaching.com and BACP Coaching at www.bacpcoaching.co.uk


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