Making sense of all the different approaches to counselling and psychotherapy can be a bewildering task. We have structured our website to enable you to search for the information you want in three ways:
- You can search through the Types of Therapy we offer;
- You can search through our list of Practitioners, each of whom has a page explaining how they work, who they see and whether they are located in Brighton and Hove or Lewes;
- You can search through the different Types of Issues we work with.
What is the Difference Between the Types of Therapy?
One way of thinking about the different types of therapy, or approaches, is to imagine them as different languages to help make sense of a problem.
Some of these languages consider the issue or problem that a client brings from the perspective of how the past may be being repeated in their present relationships. Others, see all suffering as problems of living and the work is to form a collaboration with the client to find meaning in their life to alleviate suffering.
Often the type of therapy what will work best for you depends on how you think about your problem and what ‘language’ you use to make sense of it.
Ultimately, with the vast majority of symptoms, there is no evidence that one type of therapy is more effective than another; what heals is the therapeutic relationship.
What Types of Therapy do we Offer?
Our therapists are trained in a variety approaches which are integrated into the work and drawn upon to suit the client’s needs. Therapists specialise in different modalities, according to theoretical orientation, professional interest and experience.
Integrative Psychotherapy: Relational psychotherapy working with a clinician trained to integrate two or more approaches positing that there is no single approach that can address each issue clients bring. Read more…
Systemic Psychotherapy: A specialised type of therapy working with couples and families working with the whole ‘system’, rather than focusing on individuals. Highly effective for couples and families struggling with conflict and relationships. Read more…
Trauma Psychotherapy: The linking of psychotherapy to body work with the energy systems in the body, those energy circuits in Chinese medicine known as meridians and in Hinduism as the chakras (also know as Energy Psychotherapy). Read more…