Both Counsellors and Psychotherapists work from a variety of Theoretical Approaches with their clients. These therapies range from the type of Psychoanalysis, originally practiced by Sigmund Freud and later developed into other forms of analytic psychotherapy by his pupils, through Humanistic Psychotherapy (based on personal growth and self-development) to the Behavioural Therapies used for dealing with specific phobias and anxieties.
When deciding on an appropriate counselor or psychotherapist, it can be useful to understand the different therapies they may use. Although all can be effective, you may find one approach more appealing than another, or find that some approaches are better for a certain area of counseling or psychotherapy than others.
However, there is evidence that the relationship between the counselor and the client is more important than the approach the therapist uses
This therapy is based on the belief that behavior is learned in response to past experience and can be unlearnt, or reconditioned, without analyzing the past to find the reason for the behavior. It works well for compulsive and obsessive behavior, fears, phobias, and addictions.
Uses the power of the mind to influence behaviour. It is based on the theory that previous experiences can damage self image and this can affect attitude, emotions and ability to deal with certain situations. It works by helping the client to identify, question and change poor mental images of themselves, thus altering negative responses and behaviour. It can help pessimistic or depressed people to view things from a more optimistic perspective.
Couples counseling is a type of therapy that looks to aid communication and facilitate change within an intimate relationship. Typically the term couples counseling is applied when the therapy is specifically designed for two people within a relationship. With this in mind, counselors who offer this form of therapy should have the relevant training to help them work with the dynamics of a couple.
This is used to treat a family system rather than individual members of the family. A form of Systemic Therapy, it requires specifically trained counselors.
This is when several distinct models of counseling and psychotherapy are used together.
NEURO-LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING (NLP)
NLP is not generally seen as a model of therapy that is used on its own. It is usually an additional way of working within the more general therapeutic approach in which therapists are trained. NLP sees a world of excellence where people can be helped to create their own choice and flexibility. Based on a number of operating principles such as ‘Human behaviour is purposeful’; ‘we either already have all the resources we need or we can create them’; ‘Modelling successful performance leads to excellence; if one person can do it, it is possible to model it and teach it to others’, NLP means finding out how someone does something well and then repeating the process with a goal of ‘excellence for all’.
Devised by Carl Rogers and also called “Client-Centred” or “Rogerian” counselling, this is based on the assumption that a client seeking help in the resolution of a problem they are experiencing, can enter into a relationship with a counsellor who is sufficiently accepting and permissive to allow the client to freely express any emotions and feelings. This will enable the client to come to terms with negative feelings, which may have caused emotional problems, and develop inner resources. The objective is for the client to become able to see himself as a person, with the power and freedom to change, rather than as an object.
This is based on the work of Sigmund Freud, who believed that the unacceptable thoughts of early childhood are banished to the unconscious mind but continue to influence thoughts, emotions, and behavior. “Repressed” feelings can surface later as conflicts, depression, etc or through dreams or creative activities. The analyst seeks to interpret and make acceptable to the client’s conscious mind, troublesome feelings and relationships from the past. “Transference” onto the analyst, of feelings about figures in the client’s life, is encouraged. This type of therapy is often used by clients suffering high levels of distress and can be a lengthy and intensive process.
This approach stresses the importance of the unconscious and past experience in shaping current behaviour. The client is encouraged to talk about childhood relationships with parents and other significant people and the therapist focuses on the client/therapist relationship (the dynamics) and in particular on the transference. Transference is when the client projects onto the therapist feelings experienced in previous significant relationships. The Psychodynamic approach is derived from Psychoanalysis but usually, provides a quicker solution to emotional problems.
Relationship counseling enables the parties in a relationship to recognize repeating patterns of distress and to understand and manage troublesome differences that they are experiencing. The relationship involved may be between, for example, members of a family (see also Family Therapy) or a couple, or work colleagues.
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COUNSELLING, PSYCHOTHERAPY & CBT
Hello, my name is Sara and I am a qualified integrative counselor and psychotherapist based in West Surrey and North East Hampshire.
I incorporate aspects and tools from a range of therapeutic models to offer an integrative approach. As every client is unique, I adopt a flexible approach which enables us to find a way of working that helps us to explore and resolve the issues that are troubling you.
As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I work within its Ethical Framework for Good Practice
Everyone is unique and I work on the principle that “you are the expert on you” but at times of distress or difficulty, you may lose sight of this. This is where counseling can help you to achieve a more positive outlook and a greater understanding.
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Carl is an experienced, qualified Counsellor and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. He has twelve years of experience working with people who have a wide range of issues and difficulties both in private practice and in a statutory setting.
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In addition to his Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (accredited by the BACP ) he has undertaken a number of further training courses to support his work in specific areas. This includes intensive, residential treatment in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and specialist training in various life areas such as loss, addiction, relationships, anger, diversity, and abuse.
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Looking to make a real change? I offer a friendly, welcoming and safe environment in which to explore your concerns and identify their root causes, evolve your sense of self-worth and improve your strengths. I can help you view your life through a different lens and strengthen your ability to develop resilience when dealing with difficult or challenging circumstances.
I am an integrative therapist which means I can draw upon a range of therapies (including person-centred, psychodynamic and CBT) and tailor them to meet your individual needs. I can provide short-term, long-term and time-limited therapy.
PCAB Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Integrative Route (Level 4), BDC, 2006 – 2008
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies (CST-L3), BDC, 2005 – 2006
CPCAB Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSK-02), BDC, 2004 – 2005
Accredited to administer the JCA Emotional Intelligence Profile tool (EIP)
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Teri is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and a BACP Accredited Counsellor with a Masters in Psychotherapy, with additional qualifications including Couples and Relationship Counselling. Offering Couples Counselling on Tuesdays at Farnham Natural Therapy Clinic.
It is essential you work with a Therapist you feel comfortable with, therefore I offer the first session at a reduced rate so we can discuss how we would work together. From this you can decide whether the counselling I offer is what you are looking for.
Years in Practice: 13 Years
Membership: UK Council for Psychotherapy – Member
Training: Person Centred Psychotherapy Masters – 2018
Cost per Session: £50 – £70
Sliding Scale: Yes
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Degree / Diploma: CPCAB – Level 4 Integrative Diploma – 2006
Membership: UK Council for Psychotherapy – UKCP Full Clinical Psychotherapist
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