COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS
WHAT IS COUNSELLING?
Counselling is not about receiving advice from the therapist but is about allowing clients to be listened to actively.
Counselling is about talk therapy and supports both adults and children. The counsellor has many skills, provides the client with a voice, and is genuinely listened to and respected. There is usually a discussion about the goals that the client would like to meet.
Counselling is generally held over a six-to-eight-week period and the duration is reviewed to evaluate if the client's goals have been met.
Counselling might continue at this stage, or the client may decide that their goals have been met and move on, but perhaps would book a follow-up appointment in four weeks to see how they have managed their learnt strategies.
WHAT IS PSYCHOTHERAPY?
Psychotherapy differs slightly from counselling in the length of time because it is an analytical approach that is deeper in thought and feelings. As a result, psychotherapy is a longer process.
During psychotherapy, you learn about your specific issues and how your thoughts, emotions and behaviours affect your moods. Talk therapy helps you learn how to take control of your life and respond to challenging situations with healthy coping skills.
- Cognitive and
- Behaviour therapy,
- Exposure and Response-Prevention (ERP)
- Learning difficulties and disabilities
- Bullying, aggression, or fighting
- Personal growth concerns
- Home life issues, abuse, neglect
- Positive familial involvement
- Educator or school staff conflicts with students
- Concerns of grades, studies, and coursework
- Handling typical school and classroom stressors
- Advisory on upcoming educational choice