This page briefly describes a broad spectrum of other therapies recognised by the
UK Council for Psychotherapy and the European Association for Psychotherapy.
The role of the counsellor is to experience and
display unconditional regard and acceptance toward
the client - to trust in the capacity of the client to
find solutions within themselves - and neither to
intervene nor offer interpretations but to reflect back
what the client says for their own consideration.
The aim is to replace unthinking reactions with
consciously re-learned patterns of thinking and
acting. This is a very rational approach. Feelings are
related to ways of thinking. There is no reference
within this framework to unconscious processes.
Psychoanalytic & Psychodynamic
Based in the notion that we categorise experience
in terms of patterns we acquired through our early
upbringing and through the experience of significant
persons and events to do with critical developmental
life stages; we project our feelings and difficulties
belonging to those earlier scenarios onto others
rather than reacting and relating to present persons
and events. The intensive therapeutic process
seeks to uncover, analyse and achieve adjustment
in such processes.
Humanistic and Integrative
A broad range of relational therapies which develop
understanding through exploration of the patterns of
relationship that are experienced in the therapy
room to illuminate processes occurring elsewhere in
the person's life. Some of these approaches have a
strong spiritual component.
UKCP is the most diverse therapeutic organisation incorporating the widest range
of well-founded therapeutic disciplines in Europe. Within the broad descriptors above
it also embraces body therapists, drama therapists, group therapists, etc.