Counselling involves exploring and making sense of whatever you bring to your therapy sessions. This might include talking about life events, (past and present), feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour.
When counselling, I use aspects of many therapies, as I work in an integrative way. This means that I will use the counselling approach which best suits you, depending on what you want to examine, your learning styles and your own personal preference.
I use all of the following counselling techniques;
- Art and creative therapies
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Person-centred counselling
- Transactional analysis
You may find creative interventions, such as visualisation or miniature work, to be particularly helpful, or you may feel more comfortable simply talking things through.
Perhaps you don’t feel as though counselling is for you, but yet you want to make some changes, are feeling stuck or unfulfilled. It may be that coaching is more appropriate for you.