- For Individuals and Couples
- Core Process Psychotherapy
- Supervision for Counsellors
Counselling for Individuals and Couples
Counselling is a type of talking therapy which offers a safe space for a person to a talk about issues, feelings or memories which they may be finding difficult to cope with and they might find benefit from choosing to talk to a trained individual, in a safe, confidential environment.
A counsellor will aim to help a person explore what is on their mind, at their own rate and with respect. They may endeavour to help a person understand and manage their feelings, or help them understand their thought patterns and behaviours better, without offering advice or judgement. The process may also involve the offering of a different point of view, exploring coping skills and solutions, facilitate decision making or action planning, and normally involves the enabling of choice.
The counsellor’s main job is to listen with compassion and acceptance, as they know that human beings are all vulnerable to emotional discomfort sometimes in their lives. Causes of this discomfort may be obvious, for instance a bereavement or relationship breakdown, or they may be less obvious and a person may have a sense of gnawing dissatisfaction with their life. It is also possible that a person may be finding it just too difficult to cope with what they’ve got on their plate, or maybe they are carrying difficult memories from the past.
Seeking counselling does not require any one set of criteria and it is never the weak thing to do, in fact it is the strong, resilient thing to do. Counselling can help with our mental health and emotional resilience in many ways, some examples are: increasing our self-esteem; raising our awareness of our boundaries; understanding our emotions; helping us cope with change; making decision easier; helping us identify and reach our life goals, helping us cope with work related stress, understanding unhelpful behaviours, helping us understand others; helping us cope or overcome loss; helping us accept ourselves and whatever history we have experienced.
Counselling can be short term or long term and usually involves a weekly meeting session of around 50 minutes, though this is not set in stone, and varies from counsellor to counsellor.
Counselling Can Help With A Range Of Concerns Such As:-
- Abuse – sexual, physical, emotional
- Anger Management
- Autism and Aspergers
- Chronic Fatigue – ME
- Eating Disorders
- Panic Attacks
- Self Esteem
- Self Harm
- Separation and Divorce
- Work Related Issues
Core Process Psychotherapy
Core Process Psychotherapy is the original mindfulness-based psychotherapy in the UK.
Western psychotherapeutic approaches are integrated with a Buddhist understanding that the power of non-judgmental awareness and mindful attention is transformative
Being mindful involves paying attention to what is there in the present moment, leaving judgments and preconceived ideas behind, allowing thoughts to come and go without engaging in conclusions, noticing how everything is constantly changing. By cultivating mindfulness, we extend our awareness to how we live our lives, and we begin to see how our past affects our present.
Rather than trying to forcefully change things, Core Process Psychotherapy emphasizes how healing and transformation can arise naturally through bringing kindness and compassion to meet difficult experiences.
We can explore our feelings and emotions just as they are, free from the judgments of a critical mind. As these healing qualities are experienced, greater space and freedom around issues can naturally emerge. The assumption that there is inherent health at the core of all of us is intrinsic to this work.
Core Process Psychotherapy is available with Amanda.
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Supervision for Therapists
Professional clinical supervision is a necessary part of counsellor’s practice to explore their clinical work and development. This can also be beneficial for professionals and improve their working relationships and performance.
Supervision for Therapists is available with Angela.
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