What we offer
Counselling is not a mechanical process and the therapy needs to fit you, the client, not vice versa. Research indicates that the most probable factors determining a successful outcome to therapy are the personal qualities of the therapist and client and the relationship between you both rather than the particular approach used.
The following therapies can be accessed in Exeter, Torbay, Plymouth, Dorset, Somerset, North Somerset or Clevedon.
A theory based on the fundamental belief that human beings are essentially trustworthy, social and creative. Person-centred counselling emphasises our internal perceptual and emotional world as the source of understanding or our thoughts, feelings and actions. The approach is humanistic and also contains existential elements.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBTJ):
CBT describes a number of therapies that all have a similar approach to solving problems and works by changing the attitude and behaviour to a situation. The therapies focus on the thoughts, images, beliefs and attitudes that we hold (our cognitive processes) and how this relates to the way we behave, as a way of dealing with emotional problems. Behavioural therapy pays close attention to the relationship between our problems, our behaviour and our thoughts.
Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR):
EMDR utilises the power of bilateral stimulation to alter our experience of anxiety and responses to traumatic memory and rapidly disperse or dilute the intensity of physically and mentally held emotional trauma.
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFTS):
Trauma and stress disrupt a body's energy system causing blocks. Through talking, the triggers are located and literally tapped away. EFT Is like psychological acupuncture without the use of needles!
Transactional Analysis (TA):
Developed during the 1960s by Dr. Eric Berne, TA is a social psychology and a method to improve communication. The theory outlines how you have developed and treat yourself, how you relate and communicate with others, and offers suggestions and interventions which will enable you to change and grow. TA is underpinned by the philosophy that, people can change and we all have a right to be in the world and be accepted.
A term used to describe either an integration of two or more therapies or an integration of counselling techniques. Integrative counselling is not tied to any single therapy since its practitioners take the view that no one approach works for every client in every situation.