Person centred, Psychodynamic, Trauma, and Short Term Solution Focused
Integrative, CYP (children and young people), and Couples.
The integrative approach is at the forefront of counselling and psychotherapy theory, practice and research and incorporates aspects from three main therapeutic traditions; person-centred, cognitive and psychodynamic. We will work together to explore psychological processes and experiences from these different perspectives which address conscious and unconscious needs. This can produce a change in emotional and cognitive processes and behaviour.
Currently, children and young adults are under more pressure than previous generations. They are facing new challenges and interactions that include technological advancements, whose effects are undergoing rigorous scientific study. When parents send their children off to school, it can be unnerving knowing that their child is facing this pressure without the parental helping hand in their backpack. Counselling offers a tremendous resource to combat the pressures of being a young person in today’s world.
Counselling in couples also allows focusing on a relationship’s strengths. Within every relationship, some things work well. Couples who can highlight what works well and focus on building other areas that are lacking, build true resilience. Relationship counselling can improve the wellbeing of couples, but also the people around the couple, including children. There have been over 50 clinical studies that have determined the efficacy of group counselling. Participants find benefits that, in some ways, surpass the benefits of individual counselling.