Behavioural therapies are based on the way you think (cognitive) and/or the way you behave. These therapies recognise that it is possible to change, or recondition, our thoughts or behaviour to overcome specific problems.
Humanistic therapies focus on self-development, growth and responsibilities to help individuals recognise their strengths, creativity and choice. By working with a humanistic counsellor, you are supported in identifying and overcoming any blocks that are preventing you from achieving your full potential.
Person-centred therapy, also known as person-centred or client-centred counselling, is a humanistic approach that deals with the ways in which individuals perceive themselves consciously, rather than how a counsellor can interpret their unconscious thoughts or ideas.
Gestalt therapy refers to a form of psychotherapy that derives from the gestalt school of thought. Developed in the late 1940s by Fritz Perls, gestalt therapy is guided by the relational theory principle that every individual is a whole (mind, body and soul) and that they are best understood in relation to their current situation as he/she experiences it.
Transactional analysis (TA) is a widely recognised form of modern psychology, and one of the most accessible theories of psychology at that. In simple terms, TA is designed to promote personal growth and change. It is considered a fundamental therapy for well-being and for helping individuals to reach their full potential in all aspects of life.
Existential therapy is a unique form of psychotherapy that looks to explore difficulties from a philosophical perspective. Focusing on the human condition as a whole, existential therapy highlights our capacities and encourages us to take responsibility for our successes.
Mindfulness aims to reconnect us with the present moment to alleviate stress. It also helps us to feel more attuned with our emotions and generally more aware of ourselves both mentally and physically.
Walk and talk therapists often use their local surroundings to their benefit, such as having the session while walking along the coast, using local footpaths, walking around hills and valleys, and maybe more local natural beauty spots. We really don’t need to look too far around us to find what Mother Nature has to offer.
Sandplay therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses sand, miniature toys, and symbols to help individuals explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a non-verbal way. The sandplay process can be a powerful tool for healing and personal growth, allowing individuals to access their subconscious and work through emotional blocks in a safe and supportive environment.