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


 Psychotherapeutic  Counselling

    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.

 Cognitive Behavioural

   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

    unconscious processes.

 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   >>>  



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