For over fifty years a humanistic approach has been used in the field of therapeutic counselling. Although other behavioral and psychoanalytic forms of counselling are also available, the humanistic approach is an extremely successful option.
So What is Humanistic Counselling?
Counselling my clients within a humanistic approach provides them with an opportunity to explore creativity, personal growth and self-development, as well as acknowledging a variety of choices. The foundations of the humanistic approach provide the client with a deeper understanding of who they are, what they feel and the opportunity to explore the possibility of creating personal choices. It encourages self-awareness and self-realization.
At Newid I focus on a humanistic approach. I provide a distinct method of counselling that focuses predominately on an individual’s unique, personal potential to explore creativity, growth, love and psychological understanding.
I specialize in providing clients with a humanistic approach to counselling. I follow a strict ethical code, being skilled in offering a non-judgmental, supportive and understanding service, in a safe and confidential environment.
There are many different types of humanistic counselling, all of which involve a close counselling relationship between the counsellor/therapist and the client. These include Person Centered Counselling, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt therapy and "Eco" therapy to name but a few.
Being a humanistic counsellor I work with my clients in a way that allows me to be able to provide support so that the client can freely explore their whole life experience, rather than singular blocks. Particular attention is paid to combining the past, present and future, instead of concentrating on one specific area, problem or issue.
I am also able to offer CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) which is a more traditional treatment offered through the NHS. However in recent studies it has shown that a humanistic approach is as good and in some studies has proven to be more beneficial and long lasting. The NHS are currently looking at different ways to deliver more open and multi level approach to Mental Health issues, with longer lasting and even permanent solutions through a humanistic counselling approach.
Do I Have to take Medication ?
No, however you may consider this as an option to run alongside your counselling sessions. Remember though that not all medication will work straight away.
Your GP will advise you about available medication and any side effects that you may experience.