I AM TRAINED IN HUMANISTIC COUNSELLING AND REFLECTIVE THERAPEUTIC PRACTICE AND CONSIDER MYSELF AN INTEGRATIVE COUNSELLOR.
This means that I draw on many types of therapy to support my clients depending on their need but I predominantly work in a humanistic way.
Humanistic Counselling embraces various models of therapy which include Person Centred Counselling, Gestalt Therapy and Transactional analysis which were part of my training. The Humanistic approach upholds the attitude that human beings have an innate capacity for growth and the ability to reach for their highest potential. Essentially, we are resilient and are always striving to keep ourselves balanced and well. Unfortunately, our capacity towards self-healing and wellness gets lost because of life's experiences, challenges and knock backs. Difficult childhoods can rob us of our capacity to thrive. We often learn just to survive. This stops us leading meaningful and joyful lives. Counselling offers hope for real change by shedding light on why we are the way we are and what can we do differently to reach our higher potential. Essentially, if we always do what we have always done, we will always get what we have always got. To get something different, we need to do things differently.
Reflective Therapeutic Practice is a powerful model for examining Ourselves as Human Beings. How do we behave in the world? Why do we behave this way? What assumptions and beliefs do we hold? What shapes our world view? How could we do things differently?
Other models such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness training have become very popular. CBT is useful in short term counselling and for specific issues such as phobias and anxiety. Mindfulness training has proved very helpful for helping people manage stress, anxiety and depression. I use some aspects of these models in my work where appropriate.I adhere to the professional ethical framework of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Please press the button below for more about the following information from their website.
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