Cognitive Behavioural Therapy integrated with Personal Construct Psychology

This model reflects a counselling philosophy which has been grounded in a sound theoretical framework along with extensive skills training. This has been complemented by continued professional development, regular supervision, and the gathering of experience within the therapeutic relationship. Read More >>

Brief Focused Integrative Model

This way of working enables counsellors working from a variety of psychological models to embrace brief focused therapy. This gives both counsellor and client an opportunity to contract and work together on a clear presenting issue; in a time limited framework. Read More >>

 

E M D R (Eye Movement Desensitisation and reprocessing)

When a disturbing event occurs, it can get locked in to the nervous system with the original image, sounds, thoughts and feelings involved. This locked in material can combine factual material with fantasy and with images that represent the actual event or feelings about it. EMDR seems to unlock the nervous system and allows the brain to process the experience. This may be what happens in REM or dream sleep when eye movements may help to process unconscious material. Read More >>

Person Centred Counselling

Person-centred counselling was developed by Carl Rogers, an American psychologist and counsellor, who died in 1987, aged 85. He was one of the founders of humanistic psychology.

The Person-centred approach believes that people are motivated by a tendency for growth in the direction of wholeness given the right conditions. The process of therapy is built on a basic trust of the client’s ability, within a growth prompting climate, to actualise his or her human potential. Read More >>

Psychodynamic Counselling

“Psychodynamic”, literally means that a person’s mind, emotions and spirit are active, not set in a mould. Within the whole person, or “self”, different aspects may be highlighted. For example, “I have a really stubborn part of myself” or “He can be quite soft hearted”. The idea is that, just as we relate to other people in different ways, we also relate to parts of ourselves, as if there is an ongoing internal conversation.  Read More >>