At The Healing Practice, we have put our various mind therapies under the one category (Mind) to include counselling, psychotherapy or hypnotherapy rather than calling it one or the other. All mind therapies are aimed at improving the mindset of the person, whatever style of counselling approach is required or offered.
Currently, as practised today, there are many different styles of Counselling approaches, such as Psychodynamic, Cognitive- Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Gestalt, Person-Centred, Family Therapy and Marriage Counselling, to name just a few. Many Counsellors and Psychotherapists practise an eclectic mix in their therapeutic approach with good reason. The right therapeutic approach is the one that best fits the needs of the client, therefore an eclectic approach that both draws upon and utilises various aspects of counselling models, is often more successful, than fitting a client into a particular model of therapy.
Find out more about our approaches to working with the Mind
An initial consultation will enable you to assess whether the particular style used by our therapists, is suitable for you. Some therapists work entirely in the present as in the ‘here and now’, while others are more interested in a client’s past history and family relationships. Therapy generally employs both approaches to understand the client’s story and to determine the moving forward path that the client wants to be on.
Therapy is usually offered face to face but can also be available by means of the internet or telephone.
Although Counselling and Psychotherapy overlap, there are some differences. Counsellors generally focus on specific problems or life changes such as bereavement or addictions, whereas Psychotherapists focus more on restructuring of the client’s personality and will likely work over a longer period of time, depending on the clients needs. However, many therapists are both Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
Counselling, Psychotherapy and Hypnosis are effective methods for treating any crisis situation, management of stress, grief and trauma, relationship or family problems and any emotional or psychological problems. Therapy sessions may be for an individual, a couple, a family or a group, as required.
Common triggers for needing therapy include:
- Job stress or job change
- Change in living arrangements
- Pregnancy and giving birth
- Family and relationship problems
- Major emotional shock following a stressful or traumatic event
- Sickness and health issues
- Verbal, sexual, physical or emotional abuse or trauma
- Death or loss of a loved one
- Anxiety and depression
Consultations for individual and couple counselling are confidential, professional and usually an hour and more in length as our preferred style is to create a space that generates trust and useful solutions for everyone involved (75 – 90 minutes).
Frequency of consultations will depend upon the style of Counselling utilised and the severity of the problem presented and may be either short-term or long-term.
Counselling and psychotherapy are fine-tuned processes to meet the needs of the client always and to establish a foundation of trust between therapist and client for healing to be engaged in.
Claire’s compassion, honesty and amazing skills have helped me overcome battles of the mind and heart which I have been carrying for the biggest part of my life. Throughout my sessions with Claire, I uncovered barriers which I didn’t even know I had, to change my mind and my life. Our sessions have been completely transformative. Claire’s approach and method of healing has literally changed my life.
Alanna Metlikovec – August 2015
We can help you with:
- Relationship issues
- Grief and loss
- Stress, anxiety and depression
- Prenatal and Postnatal anxiety and depression
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