Person Centred / Humanistic Therapy
Person centred therapy, also known as Humanistic Therapy, is a 'non-directive' form of counselling. A humanistic therapist aims to create a safe, secure and empathic relationship within which a client can safely explore any topics they wish to bring to therapy. This safe space and relationship can allow an individual to unravel how they feel and think about themselves, and their life situations and assist the client to discover their own individual ways to progress and move forwards.
Psychodynamic therapy has its roots in psychoanalysis. Psychodynamic therapy works on the premise, that in understanding something from the past, and its influence upon the present, the path towards change becomes clearer. The therapist aims to build an accepting and trusting relationship, encouraging the client to talk about their past, childhood relationships with parents and/or other significant people and experiences.
This type of therapy is highly effective with certain issues including relationship issues, both personal and work related, work-life balance, phobias, abuse, anxiety, addiction, eating disorders, depression, and can also be particularly beneficial for clients who may feel that they have lost the meaning in their lives.
Integrative therapy works with the client as a whole being, including their mind, body, and spirit, as well as emotions, thoughts, and behaviours. Integrative therapists often take the view that there is no one therapy that can treat people in all situations and so will draw on different therapeutic approaches, such as psychodynamic, humanistic and CBTto suit the needs of the client.
Integrative therapy is proven to be helpful for a range of problems and issues, including low self-esteem, anxiety and depression, trauma, bereavement, addiction, and phobias to name but a few.
CBT Therapy - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
CBT, cognitive behaviour therapy, is more focused on a person’s present experiencing, It is often more limited in duration than other therapy, and has a more problem-solving orientation. It aims to help clients find a healthier way to respond to inaccurate or unhelpful ideas, identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, and changing behaviours. Cognitive behaviour therapists develop an “action plan” or homework for clients (to do during the week) to aid them to implement solutions to problems or to make changes in their thinking and actions.
CBT is helpful for various psychological/mental health issues, such as anxiety, stress, depression, phobias, panic attacks, anger issues, addiction, PTSD, OCD, sleep issues, CFS, pain, to name but a few.
EMDR Therapy - Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing
This type of therapy works through rapid eye movement. The therapist uses this brain training therapy by guiding the client whilst instructing them to move their eyes in a particular direction, focussing on their trauma, usually by following a light, or an object such as a pencil, or even using sound (beeps played alternatively) which will help the brain to react differently when thinking about their trauma situation, this allows the brain to change the way it responds to the thoughts and memories going forward. The client is not necessarily required to discuss their issues in deep detail for this therapy to work well.
This type of treatment works well for complex PTSD, PTSD, trauma, painful and difficult memories, anger, anxiety, depression, and phobias.
Play therapy is often used with children who are experiencing emotional difficulties. As children communicate through their play rather than words, particularly younger children, the therapist creates a safe space where the child can play, with very few limitations. The child leads the play while the therapist facilitates and observes the child’s behaviours and interactions with themselves and with the specifically chosen toys. This allows the child to express their emotions and thoughts, which they may otherwise not be able to verbalise.
This type of therapy can benefit the child in a range of ways, including healing from trauma, learning new ways to behave and think, developing stronger social skills, helping with communication, and expressing problems or worries, and their emotions.
Neuro - Linguistic Programming
Neuro - Linguistic programming looks at the way thoughts affect behaviour, focusing on the way an individual interprets signals through behaviours.
An NLP practitioner will look at an individual’s thoughts, feelings, and emotions as things that we can control rather than things that passively happen to us.
Mental health professionals use NLP by itself or with other types of talking therapy, to help treat depression and anxiety. It can be used to treat phobias, as well as other expressions of anxiety such as panic attacks. The therapist will work to reveal the person’s “map,” the unproductive patterns that make us feel stuck, and then write a new map that replaces those with empowering and effective strategies.
Coaching aims to produce optimal performance and improvement at work. It focuses on specific skills and goals, although it may also have an impact on an individual’s personal attributes such as social interaction or confidence.
Coaching activities have both organisational and individual goals. The coach helps the client to achieve their personal best and to produce the results they want in their personal and professional lives. Coaching ensures the client can give their best, learn and develop in the way they wish.
It provides people with the opportunity to better assess their strengths as well as their development areas. The process typically lasts for a defined period of time or forms the basis of an on-going management style.