Other Types of Therapy Available
This page briefly outlines a broad spectrum of other therapies recognised by the UK Council for Psychotherapy and the European Association for Psychotherapy. More detailed information is available from the UKCP website. http://www.psychotherapy.org.uk
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 what the client says in a modified way 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. Present feelings are related
to present ways of thinking. There is no reference within this framework to
Psychoanalytic & Psychodynamic
Based in the notion that we categorise experience in terms of patterns we acquired
through various stages of our sexual development and our early upbringing; also
through the primal 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 through distorted versions of our own internal dynamic . This
intensive therapeutic process requires many regular sessions often over years and
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 with the therapist in
the therapy room to illuminate processes occurring elsewhere in the person's life
and offer opportunities to re-experience and re-learn some development stages Some of these approaches have a strong spiritual component.
UKCP is an uniquely diverse therapeutic organisation incorporating the widest range
of well-founded therapeutic disciplines in Europe. Within the broad descriptors
above it registers body therapists, drama therapists, art therapists, group
therapists, etc from a wide range of therapy backgrounds.
More information is available from United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy >>>
Copyright © Keith Bibby July 2010