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Person centered therapy or general counselling gives you an opportunity to see issues more clearly, you can then begin to make informed choices about how to deal with things in the future.
Generic Counselling/GENERAL COUNSELling
Sometimes problems cannot be placed in one specific group e.g bullying, problem neighbours, work stress, anxiety etc. A General Counsellor aims to cover a wide range of issues in a supportive, non-judgemental person centered therapy setting with the emphasis on clients being free to discuss their feelings and explore possible solutions.
What is general counselling
General or generic counselling is a talking therapy that can very much help you with a host of mental health problems. General counselling can help you if you are affected by some of the more common mental health problems such as mood disorders, Bipolar disorder and depression, Anxiety disorders such as ( GAD ) General anxiety disorder or ( SAD ) social anxiety disorder. Eating disorders, trauma disorders ( PTSD ) post-traumatic stress disorder. Personality disorders and substance abuse disorders. Abuse and suicide prevention.
Different Types Of Therapy
There are various types of counselling that may be able to help you. Integrative approaches are where the therapist might use areas of different therapy taken from differing disciplines, it's a little like a toolbox that a therapist can use in order to help a client with a specific problem.
Behavioural therapy, ie: Cognitive behavioural therapy that helps you to examine your thinking and therefore hope you will be able to alter and adapt your thinking and behaviours.
Person CentEred Therapy
Person centered therapy counsellors very strongly believe that their clients have the ability to be capable and the centre of their own focus and attention.
That clients can actualise and move forward with their very own changes and thus improve their own lives.
Human beings, do have an internal drive toward self-actualisation and the aim and desired result of person-centred therapy is to promote and work towards becoming a fully functioning person.
Cognitive Analytical Therapy
CAT or cognitive analytical therapy is a time-limited therapy and very focussed in its approach. This therapy is designed mostly for NHS patients who are experiencing a ranging number of mental health difficulties. It can also be used for people who are suffering from different types of physical health problems as well as disabilities.
Gestalt therapy is a person-centred approach that enables counselling clients to look at the present time and more interpret what is really going on for the individual in the present time.
To come to a more clear understanding of what they might well be perceiving to be occurring, rather than making decisions grounded in past experiences.
The gestalt therapy teaches clients to learn how to become much more self-aware around their very own thoughts, and thus their own learned behaviours, therefore preventing their own intuitive self-awareness.
Psychodynamic therapy is the study of the forces that might be in place around human behaviours. These feelings and emotions are believed to be strongly linked to human behaviour because of early experiences in a persons life and upbringing.
It is believed that an individual's conscious motivations and unconscious motivations play a large part in a person thinking, behaviours and actions.
Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy
REBT or rational emotive behavioural is a therapy which is very similar to cognitive behavioural therapy. REBT is a therapy which pays particular attention to clients irrational beliefs, this therapy was developed by Albert Ellis.
Albert believed that he should look at and amalgamate an individual's behaviours alongside their emotions and their thoughts, using behavioural strategies.
Albert decided that “people are not disturbed by things but rather by their view of things.” He, therefore, came to the conclusion that the very way that a person feels about something is mostly affected by the way a person thinks, therefore irrational beliefs around either themselves or the world itself can bring about issues for the person.
In order to try and combat these irrational and negative thinking patterns, Ellis developed a b c model:
A - Activating Event: This is described as something which happens in the very environment around a person
B - Beliefs: This is where a person holds a particular belief about the situation or event that they find themselves in
C - Consequence: This is the final part where a person experiences an emotional response to their belief
The situations that people come across during differing events in their lives are but a very small element of the bigger picture.
Albert believed that it was extremely important to seriously look at persons own beliefs that they may hold around their experiences, whilst also looking at the emotions that they produce in the person as a result of the beliefs that they have introjected over their lifespan.
REBT is generally used to help people with several different types of psychological disorders which might include, phobias, shyness and anxiety.
REBT can be effective in the treatment of a range of psychological disorders including anxiety and phobias as well as specific behaviours such as severe shyness and excessive approval-seeking.
CBT - Cognitive behavioural therapy
Cognitive behavioural therapy looks at and helps a person to understand that their thinking has a direct or indirect effect on how they feel and behave.
Cognitive, meaning thinking, feelings as a result of thinking behavioural, equals feelings.
(CBT) is a therapy that enables clients to more understand their very own thinking and narrative around the distortions that they might be using in their everyday lives, which are creating problems for the person.
It is a therapy that is more often used to help individuals with a very wide range of disorders such as, anxiety, depression, phobias and addictions.
(CBT) is a mostly shorter term and is very strongly focused on a clients individual and specific issue which has probably been upsetting or bothering the person for some time.
This kind of therapy teaches people to look at and identify their own negative and destructive thoughts. These negative and often destructive thought patterns have a nasty habit of reoccurring and have a negative influence on persons behaviours and emotions.
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