There are many different types of counselling available; psychoanalysis, psychodynamic, systemic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, humanistic, person-centred, integrative, Gestalt, Art Therapy, Play Therapy, drama therapy, outdoor, indoor, ecotherapy…. the list goes on!
With so many options, and so many therapists and counsellors out there, it can be difficult to know which is a good fit for what you are looking for. I recommend the National Counselling Society’s guide to types of talking therapy for an overview of what is available. However, “Research suggests that the therapeutic relationship itself is more important for a good outcome than the particular theories your therapist favours. This means that if your therapist succeeds in helping you to feel safe, accepted and treated with respect and perhaps also challenges you in a positive, constructive way, you are likely to be able to make good use of your sessions.” – National Counselling Society
This is why I offer a free initial 50 minute session so you can get a feel for what I am like, and whether you think you could work with me. It is also a chance to ask questions about the different ways we can work together to see what fits. Here are the different types of counselling I offer (click on the links to find out more):