Counselling Approaches

Are you unsure of what kind of Counselling could help?

Many various approaches to counselling exist and many people are confused in trying to figure what approach suits them best. Many counsellors use a variety of approaches but some specific approaches suit certain issues and clients.

CBT/Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Key Figure: Aaron Beck.

CBT assists clients in recognizing and discarding their self defeating thoughts. Often used in depression, phobias, and anxiety issues.( see side menu for further details)

Person Centered Approach

Key Figure: Carl Rogers

A more non directive approach that gives the responsiblity back to the client believing that the client has their own answers given the support of the counsellor in facilitating this.

Gestalt Approach

Key figure. Fritz Perls

Works on current experience stressing awareness and integration of feelings. Integrates body and mind functioning.

Reality Therapy

Key figure. William Glasser

Short term counselling with focus on the present. Stresses persons strengths. Emphasizes the clients own choices and responsibilities. Often used in addiction issues.

Psychoanalytical  approach

Key figure. Freud

Focus is on unconscious factors that motivate behaviour which we may,ot may not be aware of, but which may affect our behaviours. Attention is given to the first 6 years of life as determinants of later development of personality in an effort to explore how patterns laid down in our early years might still be active today, behaviours which may not serve us any longer but which may have been useful for our survival in the past.

INTEGRATIVE COUNSELLING WORKS BY INTEGRATING A COMBINATION OF THESE APPROACHES. IF THIS IS WHAT YOU FEEL YOU NEED GIVE A CALL TO 086.823 1670 TO CLARIFY ANY ISSUES YOU HAVE WITH THE TYPE OF COUNSELLING THAT WOULD BE BENEFICIAL TO YOU.