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The approaches of therapy

Updated: Dec 14, 2020

There are so many different types of therapy that you can choose from in the private practice world and from some services provided from organisations.

I have created a flowchart allowing you to get an idea of what type of approach might suit you, but do bear in mind there are many other approaches to what I have outlined here and it is best to use this flow chart with an idea of what you would want to go to therapy for.

When you get to slide 4 ("taking a closer look") you are able to click on the answer that suits you to jump to the correct section.

Last few slides text in case you missed them...

There are so many different approaches to counselling - to make this I used to give an overview of a few of the most common forms of counselling in the UK.

As said at the beginning this is just a loose guide to what approach may suit you depending on your preferences, however the most important factor that has been found by many studies is the relationship you have with the therapist you have.

My approach, you ask?

I am an integrative therapist which means I combine a couple of different approaches to suit the issues you bring as a client and how you work. My approach involves a lot of collaboration with you and exploring what you want to get out of the sessions with managed expectations.

I use person centred core conditions as my base which is to hold the client in a space with empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence. I also follow the guidance of Egan’s skilled helper model - you can find a description of this here - this allows for exploration of what’s going on for you, to look at what could be different and challenging these processes, to how you can make change going forward.

If you have any questions around this feel free to get in touch with me.

Remember as the client you have the right to choose your therapist, if you feel your therapist isn’t the right fit for you talk to them about it and talk through your options, it may be something that you can resolve in the sessions.

I hope this helps!


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