Self-care is often a very un-beautiful thing

Self-care is often a very un-beautiful thing… It is making a spreadsheet of your debt and enforcing a morning routine and cooking yourself healthy meals and no longer just running from your problems and calling the distraction a solution. It is often doing the ugliest thing that you have to do, like sweat through anotherContinue reading “Self-care is often a very un-beautiful thing”

Creative Therapies

The use of creative therapeutic approaches in therapy can help clients to tap into their visual, auditory and experiential way of communicating. Through the use of creative tools such as sand tray, art materials, active imagination, therapeutic stories or role play, a therapist enables a client to ’step outside’ their problems and work with aContinue reading “Creative Therapies”

What is Psychodynamic Counselling

In psychology, a psychodynamic theory is a view that explains personality in terms of conscious and unconscious forces, such as unconscious desires and beliefs. In the early 20th century, Sigmund Freud proposed a psychodynamic theory according to which personality consists of the id (responsible for instincts and pleasure-seeking), the superego (which attempts to obey theContinue reading “What is Psychodynamic Counselling”

What is Person-Centred Counselling

Person-centred therapy, also known as person-centred or client-centred counselling, is a humanistic approach that deals with the ways in which individuals perceive themselves consciously, rather than how a counsellor can interpret their unconscious thoughts or ideas. Created in the 1950s by psychologist Carl Rogers, the person-centred approach ultimately sees human beings as having an innateContinue reading “What is Person-Centred Counselling”

What is Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy

Behavioural therapies are based on the way you think (cognitive) and/or the way you behave. These therapies recognise that it is possible to change, or recondition, our thoughts or behaviour to overcome specific problems. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) combines cognitive and behavioural therapies. The approach focuses on thoughts, emotions, physical feelings and actions, and teachesContinue reading “What is Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy”