Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a collaborative and solution-focused therapeutic approach. It helps individuals confront unhelpful ways of thinking and acting, with the aim of making their lives happier and more fulfilling through the development of beneficial thinking patterns and behaviours. CBT is a "brief therapy", usually requiring five-20 sessions, depending on the client's needs. The therapist works actively and [...] Read more
The terms "integrative psychotherapy" and "integrative counselling" describe any multi-modal approach combining therapies. There are two distinct ways that therapists incorporate different therapies into their work: by integrating the elements of the therapies into a single, combined approach to theory and practice, or by eclectically drawing on several approaches in their work with individual clients. Eclectic [...] Read more
In skilled hands, hypnosis is a powerful tool with many clinical and non-clinical benefits. It may be used to manage pain, aid relaxation, enhance creativity, relieve IBS, support psychological therapy or improve performance in such areas as public speaking, sport and the arts.
Most countries demand that hypnosis practitioners should be [...] Read more
Working under supervision refers to the process whereby counsellors or psychotherapists meet with another professional, normally with training in supervision skills, to review their casework with clients, their professional development, and, possibly, their personal development. In addition to individual supervision, some therapists use group supervision, in which several therapists gather together to discuss each other's [...] Read more
Creative people have good imaginations and they can create negative or catastrophic scenarios in their minds with great ease. This can make them more vulnerable to experiencing emotional distress. They may then find themselves struggling to cope with difficulties in life or losing their confidence, their sense of self and self-esteem. It is common [...] Read more