Counselling & Psychotherapy
What is Counselling?
Counselling in Rochdale Greater Manchester: Counselling is an agreement between a counsellor and the client to meet in a certain. This means, the agreement is in private setting with agreed times. The counselling agreement Is confidential with ethical parameters. Furthermore, it is a suitable form of help for a variety of personal problems or concerns such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship difficulties, traumas, addiction and other negative conditions etc.. Therefore, the client can benefit from counselling more pro-actively and educationally. Because it helps to learn ‘how to relax’, ‘be more assertive’, deal with stress and lead a more fulfilling life. Certainly, it helps for client’s own self-understanding. Furthermore, it helps in decision making, risk-taking and personal growth. Ultimately, counselling can play a key role in enhancing the ability to cope with situations.
Apart from English, we provide therapies in Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi and Mirpuri which makes us unique therapy providers, so our clients can discuss and convey their issues in their own language
Historically, counselling emerged during the twentieth century. It reflects the pressures and values of modern life. We are living in a busy, complex and changing world. In general, most of the time we get on with life. There are times that we are stopped by an event or situation. This makes us think that we do not have the resources to sort out. Most of the time we find ways of dealing with such problems in living by talking to family, friends, neighbours, priests or our family doctor. But occasionally their advice is not sufficient, or we are too embarrassed or ashamed to tell them what is bothering us. Above all, sometimes we do not have an appropriate person to talk to.
Therefore, to supplement, counselling is a really useful option at these moments. Counsellors do not diagnose or label people, but instead, do their best to work within whatever framework of understanding makes the most sense for each client.
How does counselling help?
The concept of diversity is central to an understanding of what counselling is about. Although all counsellors are qualified and most are accredited with governing bodies. But effective counsellors are responsive and creative in their capacity to find out what will be most helpful for each individual client.
Following are the outcomes that can take place in a client’s life because of counselling.
- Becoming better able to form and maintain meaningful and satisfying relationships with other people, i.e. family or workplace.
- The acquisition of an understanding of the origins and development of emotional difficulties, leading to an increased capacity to take rational control over feelings and actions.
- Becoming more aware of thoughts and feelings that had been blocked off or denied, or developing a more accurate sense of how the self is perceived by others.
- Moving in the direction of fulfilling potential or achieving integration of previously conflicting parts of self.
- The development of a positive attitude towards self, marked by an ability to acknowledge areas of experience that had been the subject of self-criticism and rejection.
- Assisting the client to arrive at a higher state of spiritual awakening.
- Learning and mastering social and interpersonal skills such as maintenance of eye contact, turn-taking in conversations, assertiveness or anger control.
- Finding a solution to a specific problem that the client had not been able to resolve alone. Acquiring a general competence in problem-solving.
- Enabling the client to acquire ideas and techniques with which to understand and control behaviour.
- Inspiring in the person a desire and capacity to care for others and pass on knowledge and to contribute to the collective good through political engagement and community work.
- The modification or replacement or irrational beliefs or maladaptive thought patterns associated with self-destructive behaviour.
- The modification or replacement of maladaptive or self-destructive patterns of behaviour.
- Introducing change into the way in that social systems
- Working on skills, awareness and knowledge that will enable the client to take control of his or her own life.
- Helping the client to make amends for previous destructive behaviour.
What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is a very human and sensitive process. So, it enables the person to take time and space to explore their vulnerabilities and stressors. Moreover, it is fundamentally a talking based therapy resting on deep psychological contact with clients through different theories and techniques. Furthermore, It works to support people to become conscious of buried memories. In addition, this empowers you to retrieve feelings that are influencing the way they express or experience their mental distress. In conclusion, psychotherapy requires a substantial time commitment to address the deep, unconscious, long-standing personality and behaviour patterns and problems of clients rather than focusing on and superficially resolving only their presenting symptoms. Above all, our therapists lead the way.
The difference between counselling and psychotherapy
The debate of the difference between counselling and psychotherapy has been the focal point for many years. The whole debate has made this issue more complex. Although all English-language societies employ both terms. There are many countries who are using the term ‘psychotherapy’ (e.g. Sweden) and other countries. But there are ongoing attempts to create a distinction between counselling and psychotherapy in many regions. Within the English language community, two contrasting positions have dominated this debate:
A clear distinction can be made between counselling and psychotherapy: The argument here is that, although there is a certain amount of overlap between the theories and methods of counsellors and psychotherapists. Also the type of clients that they see, there is nevertheless a fundamental difference between the two. With psychotherapy representing a deeper, more fundamental level of work, over a longer period, usually with more disturbed clients.
Counsellors and psychotherapists are basically doing the same kind of work: But they are required to use different titles in response to the demands of the agencies that employ them, still using identical approaches and techniques.
One of the difficulties with both positions is that each of them portrays counselling in a ‘little sister’ role in relation to psychotherapy. As a result, counselling is described as less effective in the ‘clear distinction’ position. While counselling is still placed in a lesser position in the ‘no difference’ position.
Diverse Wellbeing Services offer the counselling and psychotherapy for a wide range of issues.
Depression – Anxiety and Panic Attacks – Phobia and – (OCD) Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – Marriage & Relationship Problems – Eating Disorders counselling – Counselling and Psychotherapy for Psycho-Sexual Issues and Sexual Addiction – Trauma Counselling – Counselling for Borderline Disorder – Anger Management – Bereavement – Bullying – Suicide – Low Self Esteem Issues – Stress Management – ADHD – Cultural Issues.
What do our Counsellors and Psychotherapists offer?
- Many years of experience helping clients
- Specialised in Couple and Relationship Counselling
- Helping people to perform healthier patterns of relationship
- Empowering clients to examine their own thoughts, behaviours and feelings that contribute to anxiety and many other issues
- Enabling clients to Identifying triggers, and gaining insight
- Using a wide range of therapies including CBT and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)
- Counselling Experience in:
family, bereavement, addiction, eating disorders, OCD, depression, anxiety, trauma, suicide, panic attacks, phobia, marriage & relationship problems, psycho-sexual issues, sexual addiction, borderline disorder, anger management, bullying, low self esteem issues, stress management, ADHD and cultural issues.
We also provide online counselling (Skype) to our clients all over the world.
To summarise, if any of the issues is not listed, please contact us at 07475390930 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the matter.