Types of Therapy


Person-Centred Counselling is a non-directive talking therapy delivered on a one-to-one basis.  The basic philosophy of person-centred counselling is that the core of a human being is good and that emotional, psychological or behaviouraal problems arise as a result of events and circumstances which have had a negative affect on that person.  Person-centred counselling explores a person’s self-concept/identity aiming to achieve self-acceptance.  It improves self-esteem and confidence by drawing on and developing strengths.


Systemic Family Therapeutic Intervention looks at the potential contribution of family dynamics to the problems of individual family members.  It is helpful to family groups, couples, and in child/parent relationships. This approach promotes an understanding difficulties in terms of the patterns and dynamics of family functioning.  It develops empathy between loved ones and enables them to support one-another.


Non Violent Resistance (NVR) is a therapeutic intervention that has been developed in response to aggression and self-destructive behaviour in young people. It focuses on the unmet needs of the young person by working with the adults who are caring for/working with them to develop ways to manage difficult behaviour.


Play Therapy is a therapy that uses a variety of play activities and creative arts techniques to explore a child's feelings by helping them express or communicate those feelings through play. 


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy which helps people to manage their emotional distress and unhelpful behaviours by making positive changes to these.  Focusing on the connections between thoughts, feelings and behaviours, it enables a person to develop coping mechanisms which prevent the repetition of negative cycles.          


Mindfulness is a relaxation technique achieved by focusing one's awareness in the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's own thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations. Mindfulness works with our minds and bodies, teaching us how to live in the here and now with more appreciation and less anxiety.


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