Therapeutic Models of Counselling
Therapy, which may be referred to as counselling or psychotherapy, involves meeting with a trained therapist to work through problematic behaviours, feelings, beliefs, somatic responses (bodily sensations), and/ or relationship issues. During therapy, you are given the tools necessary to put an end to self-destructive habits and behaviours, improve relationships, work through upsetting feelings, and more. Engaging in therapy is often the first step toward living your best and healthiest life possible, regardless of any challenges you may face in the future.
Here are the models I have included:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Gestalt Therapy
- Integrative Psychotherapy
- Existential Psychotherapy
Although the specific therapy process is different for everyone, you can expect to establish your therapeutic goals and determine what it will take you to accomplish them. All interactions with your therapist are confidential, whether your therapy takes place individually, in a group, or with your family. Therapy, which focuses on the specific concerns and issues you want to discuss, requires that you share your experiences and feelings in order to be effective. After starting therapy, it is a good idea to know and learn to recognise elements of healthy therapy, along with the potential signs of questionable therapy.
Generally, you can expect that your therapist will not only provide support, but will also listen carefully, provide feedback, models a positive and healthy relationship, and adhere to ethical guidelines. Overall, healthy and appropriate therapy should be personalised to you and your experiences.