Counselling is a therapeutic process that aims to facilitate self-awareness, optimise access to personal resources and improve one’s overall experience of adjusting to life issues.

Glasshouse Mnts & Mary Caircross51Often, through sharing sensitive and personal information with the support of a counsellor, individuals can develop meaningful self determined goals and promote opportunities to embrace growth.

Assisting a wide spectrum of adults with various concerns, counselling approaches can be adapted to focus on individual holistic needs. Each one of us learns and evolves in unique ways; so the following counselling methods may be utilised in different combinations during your counselling sessions….

Solution Focused Therapy

Draws on client strengths, resources and abilities to define goals whilst focusing on solutions as opposed to problems.

Person Centred Therapy

Whilst the counsellor maintains empathy, non-judgement and genuineness; the client is supported to determine their own goals, growth potential and future direction.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Actively working together on your individual needs; by challenging unhelpful thoughts and behaviours so that helpful, more adaptive ways of being may be acquired.

Narrative Therapy

Encourages individuals to view their life or situational story in a broad, flexible way; as opposed to maintaining a narrow perspective. Through re-authoring a problem saturated story, options for improving one’s journey may be better accommodated.

Gestalt Techniques

May also be utilised, depending on the individual, to enhance one’s self awareness of the present moment in order to create opportunities to experience self directed change.