Types Of Counselling


types of counselling


There are several broad types of counselling that a client may be offered. Counsellors tailor what they offer to suit the client’s individual needs.

The following three examples of counselling can be used;

Psychodynamic counselling is a form of counselling that concentrates on patterns of relationships. It often looks at your previous relationships and how those experiences could be holding you back in your current relationship. Psychodynamic counselling will help you to explore how you communicate with others and understand how you can choose a more constructive way of communication so that you can change the way you interact with people to help current and future relationships.

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is a form of counselling that is purely solution focused. It helps you to put into action changes to help tackle unhelpful thinking habits. This form of counselling requires the client to be committed to working towards goals that they have set themselves. There is strong evidence for its effectiveness in treating depression and anxiety.

Person-centred counselling is a supporting form of counselling where clients are encouraged to find their own solutions to their problems. Person-centred counselling tries to avoid any form of advice. This form of counselling is great for clients who want to get things off their chest.

Asking for help is always difficult but Counsellors are here to help no matter what the clients issue. They are not there to judge the client or discuss the client’s difficulties with anyone else.

Counselling can help with
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Long-term illnesses
  • Eating disorders, such as¬†anorexia and bulimia
  • Drug misuse
  • Coping with a relationship breakdown
  • Coping with work related stress

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