Integrated Counselling offers an approach that focuses on your needs throughout, adapting the therapy to your individual requirements and presenting problems at that time.
At the start of your journey a more Person-Centred Approach may be needed. Further down the road CBT skills may be appropriate to facilitate recovery, support and wellbeing. The number of sessions required is individual and varies from client to client.
So what types of Counselling are there?
There are many types of varied counselling modalities. However, the heart of counselling remains the same, to enable individuals to explore their thoughts and feelings in a safe and confidential space.
My approach is to integrate skills form many areas to utilise within the sessions at any given time. Such as:
Person-centred therapy (Talking Therapy) is a humanistic approach that deals with the ways in which individuals perceive themselves consciously. Facilitating a space in which individuals can explore their feelings, thoughts and worries.
Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) is a type of CBT that focuses on self-compassion for those suffering from high self- critical thoughts and shame. Uses tools such as compassionate mind training for developing a kinder compassionate self.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) - Designed to help those who experience persistent bouts of depression, it helps people to live and experience things with a more present mind. Mindfulness is a powerful tool in helping those with stress, depression and PTSD.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
CBT is a talking therapy that helps you to understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, how these interlink, affect each other and the impact they can have upon your life.
CBT facilitates an empowering experience as people become more aware and feel more in control. Typically, around 10 sessions are required, although more may be needed dependant on the circumstances of the individual.
Areas of counselling I can offer support with:
· Abuse - emotional, sexual and physical
· Carer support
· Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/M.E.)
· Low self-confidence
· Low self-esteem
· Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
· Personal growth & development
· Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
· Relationship issues
· Sleep Problems
· Work related stress
Bereavement counselling helps you to be able to access support in your time of grief. It can help both in recent or historic losses by facilitating emotional, cognitive and behavioural aspects of grief that are impacting your life.
Grief is a journey and bereavement counselling can help to give you the tools you need to carry onward on your journey both emotionally and practically in your life, with support and space to grieve.
Our Mindfully Mastering Life workshops are a great way to gain informative and practical skills around Mindfulness. Mindfulness is utilised for self-development, self-awareness and self-compassion through deliberate and focused non-judgemental attention.
In times of stress, anxiety and depression we can suffer physical symptoms, causing us to feel overwhelmed and out of control of our own bodies and minds. We can become disconnected form ourselves and others. Through being mindful we become more at ease within our bodies, we become more connected and aware to what our bodies are telling us. We become more aware of what thoughts are contributing to our suffering and we can become skilled observers of our inner and external experiences, without feeling an impulsive or automatic desire to react.
Mindful tools such as meditations, mindful eating, or walking, when practiced daily improves our physical health, overall wellbeing, reduces stress, anxiety and ruminating thoughts about the past and the future. Mindfulness gives us the tools to become less reactive and more responsive, giving us time and space for choice. We become deeply empowered as we develop a greater understanding of ourselves and others.
Our Workshops range from 1.5 - 2 hours and are integrated with a mindfulness body practice delivered by a professional movement and wellbeing practitioner, artist and teacher.
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