Thearaputic Counseling Service

Thearaputic Counseling Service

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herapeutic counseling is a service that focuses on helping individuals learn skills and techniques to facilitate coping and make improvements in their own lives. Therapeutic counseling uses a holistic approach for improving psychological well-being that promotes personal, social, educational and career development by helping individuals understand their actions and how to control them. Counseling services can range from short-term solution focus treatment, clients with a specific problem such as improving relationships, stress related issues or lifestyle changes. In some instances clients who seek out counseling services are proactive with an awareness of their presenting concerns.

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When deciding on an appropriate counsellor or psychotherapist, it can be useful to understand the different therapies they may use. Although all can be effective, you may find one approach more appealing than another, or find that some approaches are better for a certain area of counseling or psychotherapy than others.

Psychological therapies generally fall into the following categories: behavioural therapies, which focus on cognitions and behaviours, psychoanalytical and psychodynamic therapies, which focus on the unconscious relationship patterns that evolved from childhood, humanistic therapies, which focus on self-development in the 'here and now', arts therapies, which use creative arts within the therapeutic process and couples counselling, which looks to resolve issues experienced by couples. 

This is a generalisation though and counselling or psychotherapy usually overlaps some of these techniques. Some counsellors or psychotherapists practice a form of 'integrative' therapy, which means they draw on and blend specific types of techniques. Other practitioners work in an 'eclectic' way, which means they take elements of several different models and combine them when working with clients. There are also a number of specific other therapies that can be used.