Counselling provides a non-judgmental, safe and confidential space in which you can explore various aspects of your life and talk openly about thoughts and feelings in a way which might not be possible at work or with family or friends. We work with individuals and groups.
In the workplace counselling is an employee support intervention that is usually short term in nature. Private clients can opt for this, too although most private work tends to be open-ended at the clients’ request. Open ended work is wide-ranging offering the possibility of in-depth exploration. It is suggested for long-standing or more complex problems.
Short-term work can be helpful in addressing a specific, episodic problem as the limited time frame can provide focus. This could be a work-related issue such as dispute-resolve, redundancy, stress-related issues but it can also be a drug or alcohol related problem or personal life changes, for example a divorce or bereavement.
The integrative counselling model incorporates various theoretical disciplines including traditional psychotherapeutic ideas and person-centred models, and evidence-based skills oriented approaches such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or mindfulness based cognitive therapy. The particular approach will be unique to the counsellor. More important than this is the quality of the therapist-client relationship that aims to foster trust and openness helping to maximise success.