Therapy

We aim to cater for your individual needs and feel that people don’t fit into boxes – there really isn’t one solution to suit all. However, this page aims to provide you with some insight into the kind of things we offer.

Professionals are still in debate as to what the differences between Counselling and Psychotherapy are, and what approach works for which issues and different people. We work integratively, meaning that we draw from many theories according to our clients needs. We are however,  firm believers in the power of relationship and strive to make use of this in our work.

Below is some guidance on the ‘differences’ between Counselling and Psychotherapy, and some examples of the ‘types’ of therapy one might access through our service.

Counselling:

Counselling tends to be short term or brief and allows clients to talk through issues with someone who is impartial. It can be useful for figuring out how you feel about something, or to work out how you are going to approach an issue or problem.

Psychotherapy:

This work has the potential to be longer term and is useful for addressing and dealing with problems that have an effect on our everyday lives; such as addictions, anxiety, depression, loss and trauma. The list of issues really is endless…

It may also be that you want to get to the bottom of patterns of behaviour, repeated relationship issues or recurring feelings or issues. Therapy can help raise awareness, get in touch with feelings or address any issues rooted in our past experiences or relationships.

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Types of Therapy:

Individual/ Personal: One to one work with a therapist; addressing your needs. Here we will draw upon the different approaches we are trained in to work with what ever it is you bring.

Couples: Seeing a therapist as a couple, working not on individual needs, but on processes within the relationship. Focus may be on how the couple interact, improving communication skills or developing approaches to conflict resolution.

Group: This therapy is facilitated by the therapist and aims to develop the members awareness through feedback and experiences within the group. Members are encouraged to talk openly, share their experiences of one another and learn from what they encounter. It is a safe environment in which we can learn about the way we interact with others and how we relate to people. Please get in touch if you are interested in setting up a group.

School Counselling: We can offer our services to schools in Lancashire. whether it be a part of the support you offer your young people, or as a benefit for staff. Please get in touch to discuss your needs and the different ways in which we can assist you.

Employee Counselling: If you want to access our services to support your staff, then please get in touch to discuss options.