We offer individual Holistic Counselling, a dynamic therapy that looks at life as a whole. It aims to support clients to solve their problems overall, not merely relative to one field or issue. The counselling is an interactive process between the counsellor and the client in which solutions emerge as a joint venture between the two.
The key concept used is cognitive behavioural therapy, CBT targets thoughts through the cognitive processes. It identifies behaviours and emotional responses to the cognitive process outcome.
CBT encourages you to break the cycle of negative thoughts by learning to observe and challenge the thought processes, in order to recognise that most thoughts have no foundation.
It is important that we challenge negative thoughts and how to shift towards a more positive and helpful way of thinking. This also enables you to actively change the way you think about the situation or the way you behave. This leads you to being able to change your emotional responses.
Negative behaviours are targeted and this encourages you to practice new behaviours that are positive, then we can help you develop new productive and achievable goals.
While there are many options available for accessing mental health support, mobile apps have become an increasingly popular choice for those seeking therapy. However, it's important to recognise that face-to-face counselling still offers some significant advantages over using an app. First and foremost, in-person counselling allows for a deeper level of connection and understanding between the therapist and the client.
Non verbal cues such as facial expressions and body language can help build trust and rapport, which may be more difficult to achieve through an app. While apps may offer some level of personalisation, they lack the human touch that is essential in building a strong therapeutic relationship. Communicating through a screen can feel impersonal and may not provide the same level of comfort and empathy as face-to-face counselling. Second, in-person counselling offers a safe and confidential space where clients can feel truly heard and supported.
The therapist provides a private setting where clients can speak openly and honestly without the fear of their information being compromised. In contrast, using a mental health app can pose some security concerns as personal data is stored on the device or on a server. While app developers strive to ensure privacy and confidentiality, there is always a risk of data breaches and unauthorised access.
Finally, in-person counselling allows for more personalised and tailored support. Therapists can customise sessions based on the client's unique needs and experiences, while apps offer a more generalised approach that may not be suitable for everyone. In conclusion, while mental health apps can be a useful tool, face-to-face counselling remains the most effective and beneficial approach for many people.
It's important to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of both options and choose the method that is best suited to your personal needs and preferences. We offer a person to person service or tele-health calls. Contact me for a free private and confidential call to get your counselling plan started today.