Psychotherapy and Counselling in Uxbridge | Hillingdon

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Approaches to Counselling and Psychotherapy

These are the main traditions in therapy plus some relatively modern approaches:



Focus is on the early developmental experience of the person and how this has shaped them and continues to do so, until understood..


Emphasis is on the drive within the person to make themselves well and under certain conditions to motivate the person to fulfil their potential to live well in the world.


Emphasis is on the person’s need to be authentic in the world and take responsibility for themselves, and the meaningfulness of their lives given the existential limitations of life both generally and particular to them.


Focus is on a dimension, essentially beyond ordinary description, often referred to as spiritual (as distinct from religious) which underpins all therapy, and which the person has the potential to experience, be enhanced by, and find wholeness in.

Cognitive and Behavioural (CBT)

Working to become aware of one ‘s thoughts and feelings so as to master them through rational examination, reality testing and behavioural experiment.


Apart from a number of hybrids of these essential families, there are a number of relatively modern approaches such as:

NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) – a particular way of becoming conscious of our “sensory experience” so as to experiment with more effective ways of living, as modelled to us by others who we have identified as having a particular life skill which we would like for ourselves.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) - a way of processing historic trauma which the person has been unable to deal with on their own. The therapist uses particular protocols in the session resulting in the client using both hemispheres of their brain via particular eye movements or tapping , which in turn enables the client to process and leave behind certain traumatic memories.

Energy Therapy – such as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) which brings about an emotional shift by a procedure of tapping on particular meridian points through the body.

Contact me in confidence for a no-obligation discussion to find out how therapy could help you.


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