Identify problems, crises, acceptance of these and take positive steps to resolve these issues. Counselling is a short-term process that encourages the change of behaviour.
Understand your feelings, thoughts and actions more clearly. Psychotherapy is a longer-term process of treatment that identifies emotional issues and the background to problems and difficulties.
Transactional Analysis uses practical tools designed to promote personal growth and change. Working directly on problem solving and constructive solutions. Regain autonomy over your life.
How Mental Health Counselling Works
Mental health counselling is a formal, purposeful partnership between a client and a mental health professional and based on sound research and uses techniques proven to be effective.
Counselling is a process of varying lengths during which a mental health counsellor and a client work together to explore problems and develop the skills and mindset needed to transcend challenges and live a life of emotional balance. The length of the counselling process varies depending on the individual and the mental health disorder or distress. It can continue anywhere from a few weekly sessions to months or, sometimes, years of occasional sessions.
People seek counselling for a number of different reasons. Counselling is for mental illness such as depression, anxiety, depression as well as for specific life stresses, such as a toxic workplace with a bullying boss, abuse, anger, bereavement/loss, domestic issues, lack of confidence/low self-esteem, marital/relationship/home issues, overwhelm, stress, burnout Shame, sadness, Sexual abuse, sexuality, stress, self-harm, suicide, separation, Trauma, terror, lack of control and inability to cope with change (This is not an exhaustive list)
Clinical Mental Health Counselling Approach
Our counselling services integrates a combination of methods in order to understanding a person’s background, emotions, thoughts and behaviours. Mental health counsellors choose from a plethora of approaches when helping someone. The approach we use is a combination of Transactional Analysis, Solution Focussed and Personal Centred as well as Mindful practices. A highly integrative approach adapted to the individual(s) needs and what would work best for them and their wellbeing.
Transactional analysis (TA) is a widely recognised form of modern psychology that involves a set of practical conceptual tools designed to promote personal growth and change. It is considered a fundamental therapy for well-being and for helping individuals to reach their full potential in all aspects of life. Throughout therapy, the TA therapist will work directly on here and now problem-solving behaviours, whilst helping you to develop day-to-day tools for finding constructive creative solutions. The ultimate goal is to ensure you regain absolute autonomy over your life.
Benefits of Mental Health Counselling
Counselling indeed helps many people; approximately 80 percent of people in counselling reap benefits (Seligman, 2006). When people engage in mental health counselling, they often gain:
- personal empowerment
- the overcoming of demoralisation caused by social stigma
- acceptance of life
- personal insight
- life skills
- prevention of future mental health distress
Mental health counselling improves and even saves lives. Seeking counselling is a sign of courage and strength because it’s an important step in taking charge of mental health and creating the life that you deserve, a life worth living.