Counselling & psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change or enhance their wellbeing.
Originating in the work of Sigmund Freud, the Psychodynamic approach emphasises unconscious psychological processes (for example, wishes and fears of which we’re not fully aware), and suggests that childhood experiences are crucial in shaping adult personality.
Humanistic therapy is based on a psychological perspective that emphasises the study of the whole person (know as holism). Humanistic therapists look at human behaviour not only through the eyes of the observer, but through the eyes of the client.
Person-Centred Therapy is a type of therapy that falls under the umbrella of Humanistic therapy. The goal of Person-Centred Therapy is to provide clients with an opportunity to develop a sense of self wherein they can realise how their attitudes, feelings and behaviour are being negatively affected and make an effort to find their true positive potential.
Solution-Focused Therapists believe all clients have their own answers and if mindfully guided by a therapist to keep their attention towards solutions, they will find solutions for themselves.
SFT is often a short-term therapy, encouraging clients to focus on what they do well rather than reflecting on past problems.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is one of the most commonly used therapies in the NHS today. It is a fairly short-term therapy which works to offer clients with techniques to manage symptoms. CBT is based on the belief that psychological problems are born from negative thought (cognitive) patterns that require challenging.
With key components such as relaxation, expression and creativity, Creative Therapy allows both adults and young people alike to create images, sounds or movements to capture emotions in a way that words can't.
Here at HT Counselling we are very lucky to be able to offer a specialised Anger Management service: An exploration of when, how and why anger becomes a problem, with management techniques to help prevent negative outcomes.
At the most basic of levels, supervision means to oversee another individual. Clinical supervision is extremely important in the counselling profession for both beginners and the more advanced counsellor.