Are you interested in Counselling?

Learn more about how we can help you at the PH7 Wellbeing Centre. Not sure how therapy could help? Unsure of the types of therapy? Or perhaps you’d like to know what happens during a session – find all the information below!

Types Of Therapy

There are many, many different types of therapy and it can feel overwhelming knowing which could benefit you. You don’t have to worry about choosing the right therapy for you, just contact us and we’ll help you see the therapist who is best qualified to help.

Behavioural Therapy

Behavioural therapies are based on the belief that your unwanted or unhealthy behaviours are a learned response to your past experiences.

This therapy, as a result, often works well for compulsive and obsessive behaviours, fears, phobias and addictions.

Relationship Therapy

Relationship therapy encourages the parties in a relationship to recognise repeating patterns of distress. Also, to understand and manage troublesome differences that they are experiencing. The relationship involved may be between members of a family, a couple, or even work colleagues.

Brief Therapy

Brief therapy is a short-term therapy which focuses on finding solutions and making positive changes rather than focusing on the past causes of problems. Your therapist will encourage you to look at what you do well, set goals and work out how to achieve them.

Humanistic Therapy

This approach focuses on the individual as a whole. It encourages people to think about their feelings and take responsibility for their thoughts and actions. The emphasis is on self-development and achieving your highest potential rather than on problematic behaviour.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy aims to help you change the way you think (cognitive) and what you do (behaviour). Rather than looking at past causes, it focuses on current problems and practical solutions to help you feel better now.

CBT can be helpful for depression, anxiety, stress, phobias, obsessions, eating disorders and managing long-term conditions.

EMDR Therapy

Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing.
EMDR was developed to resolve symptoms resulting from disturbing and traumatic life experiences. It is particularly used in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Transactional Analysis Therapy

Transactional analysis is a comprehensive approach which incorporates aspects of humanistic, cognitive-behavioural and psychodynamic therapy. It categorises the human personality into three states – Parent, Adult and Child – which can help you understand how you interact with others.

Therapists also look at how your beliefs and the way you interpret the world around you can create recurrent and problematic patterns of behaviour, and will work with you to help you to change.

Cognitive Therapy

Cognitive therapy is based on the theory that your previous experiences can damage your perception of yourself, which can affect your attitudes, emotions and your ability to deal with certain situations. It can help you to identify, question and change poor mental images of yourself, so guiding you away from negative responses and behaviour. The therapy can help pessimistic or depressed people to view things from a more optimistic perspective.

Solution-Focused Therapy

This therapy promotes positive change rather than dwelling on past problems. Practitioners will encourage you to focus positively on what you do well, set goals and work out how to achieve them. Just three or four sessions may be beneficial.

IEMT Therapy

Integral Eye Movement Therapy.

Integral Eye Movement Therapy is a brief therapy that utilises simple eye movements and questioning techniques to change a particular thought pattern that may be problematic for you. IEMT techniques help to create change by rapidly reducing unwanted feelings to help you to resolve issues. Moving our eyes in certain ways appears to link to the part of the brain that stores our memories and emotions. This can lead to rapid release and relief.

NLP Therapy

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)
NLP combines cognitive behavioural and humanistic therapies with hypnotherapy. It works on the theory that life experiences, from birth onwards, programme the way you see the world. Practitioners help you to discover how you have learnt to think or feel so that you can take control of your actions.

Person-Centered Therapy

Person or client-centered therapy is based on the view that everyone has the capacity and desire for personal growth and change, given the right conditions. Rather than being seen as the expert and directing the therapy, the counsellor offers unconditional positive regard, empathy and congruence to help you come to terms with any negative feelings and to change and develop in your own way.

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What Can Therapy Help With?

There are many different situations where therapy can help you. From helping you process and handle trauma, coping with loss or illness, to managing harmful behaviours. You may need to talk through a difficult relationship, or talk openly about an issue in your life that you feel you can’t talk with friends and family about.

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Talking to someone who is not directly involved can help you to come to terms with a difficult situation. Therapy helps you uncover strengths and learn new skills that will allow you to deal with the challenges that arise in life. Therapy is not just “talking about your problems”; it is also working toward solutions.

Therapy is often the fastest, most effective route to overcome emotional and behavioural issues that keep you from living the life you want. Therapy that teaches you skills, like CBT, will leave you with long-term, healthy coping strategies that you can use when issues pop up.

What Happens During A Therapy Session?

You will usually have a number of planned, regular sessions lasting for around 50 minutes. How often you see your therapist, and how many sessions you have, will depend on your individual circumstances. Every therapist has their own way of beginning therapy. They may start by talking about what will happen in your therapy or they may begin straightaway by asking you what is troubling you. Either way is fine, but there are a few things your first session will cover:

Your therapist should spend a few minutes introducing themselves. If you’re not sure whether to call them by their first name or to be more formal, just do what you feel most comfortable with.

Your therapist may start by taking a history of the troubles you are experiencing. They might ask you to complete some forms, or go through information they have received about you, for example a letter from your GP.

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Your therapist should explain how they will protect your confidentiality and privacy. Therapists will usually take notes of the sessions in some way for their own professional use.

Ready To Enquire About Counselling?

It couldn’t be easier! Just fill out the form on the next page and one of our therapists will give you a call to let you know how we can help and if you feel comfortable after that, we can book you in for an initial 30-minute appointment.