Counselling & Psychotherapy Definition:
Psychotherapy and Counselling are professional activities that utilise an interpersonal relationship to enable people to develop self-understanding and to make changes in their lives.
Professional counsellors and psychotherapists work within a clearly contracted, principled relationship that enables individuals to obtain assistance in exploring and resolving issues of an interpersonal, intrapsychic, or personal nature.
Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy are explicitly contracted and require in-depth training to utilise a range of therapeutic interventions, and should be differentiated from the use of counselling skills by other professionals.
Utilise counselling, psychotherapeutic, and psychological theories, and a set of advanced interpersonal skills which emphasise facilitating clients’ change processes in the therapeutic context. This work with client processes is based on an ethos of respect for clients, their values, their beliefs, their uniqueness and their right to self-determination.
Require in-depth training processes to develop understanding and knowledge about human behaviour, therapeutic capacities, and ethical and professional boundaries.
Take account of the cultural and socio-political context in which the client lives and how these factors affect the presenting problem. This includes awareness and assessment of social and cultural influences such as age, development, (dis)ability, religion, cultural identity, Indigenous identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, nationality and gender.
Professional Psychotherapists and
Counsellors value such differences and avoid discrimination on the basis of these aspects of identity.
May involve intervening with current problems, immediate crises, or long-term difficulties. The work may be short-term or long-term, depending on the nature of the difficulties, and may involve working with individuals, couples, families or groups.
Counselling and Psychotherapy occur in a variety of contexts in the public and private sectors.
Regard ongoing clinical supervision, professional development, self-awareness, self-development, self-monitoring and self-examination as central to effective and ethical practice. Such practices lead to enhanced capacity to utilise the self of the practitioner effectively in the therapeutic relationship.
Although Counselling and Psychotherapy overlap considerably, there are also recognised differences. While the work of Counsellors and Psychotherapists with clients may be of considerable depth, the focus of Counselling is more likely to be on specific problems, changes in life adjustments and fostering clients’ wellbeing. Psychotherapy is more concerned with the restructuring of the personality or self and the development of insight. At advanced levels of training, Counselling has a greater overlap with Psychotherapy than at foundation levels.
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Derek Lainsbury MRSH Director of Counselling and Training
We look forward to welcoming you.
WHY COUNSELLING NOW?
There are many different reasons why you might want to make use of our counselling service. You may wish to discuss an issue of personal importance to you, or work out a personal problem you have dealt with alone for some time. The counselling service is open to all. Reasons for coming to the counselling service may not always be clear and well defined. A general feeling of discomfort, or knowing that some things have not been going well personally, may indicate the right time to clarify your situation in a safe and confidential environment. Additionally, the counselling service offers workshops in an informal atmosphere with a group setting. This is a service being introduced mainly in English, but counsellors who are fluent in other languages are also available. We aim to provide a positive and supportive environment where you can receive one-to-one counselling. Take advantage of these opportunities.
Your counsellor receives professional supervision and follows the European & British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy code of ethics and practice (a copy of which is available on request). This is to ensure that the work is conducted in a safe, ethical and effective way. You will be able to access the service on a weekly basis and you can contact the counselling service either through email or by telephone to make an appointment. The service is situated in our suite of offices, offering you a comfortable and private room. Sessions are by appointment and can usually be arranged within a week.
Counsellors are committed to the concept of accountability; whatever is discussed within the counselling session is dealt with in a strictly confidential manner. AFFORDABLE
We offer up to 26 sessions, dependent on needs and model of therapy.
Fees are assessed on a sliding scale and are means tested although we welcome donations to assist in counsellors’ supervision and room rental.
You may want to use the service for many reasons, including some listed here: • Academic problems • Adjustment problems / culture shock • A sudden crisis • Bereavement or loss • Burn out • Concerns about career • Fears and anxieties • Fitting in • Loss and bereavement / relocation • Low self-esteem • Meeting expectations / exam stress • Problems with coping • Relationship difficulties • Sexual identity • Sports injury • Stress in school
WHAT TO DO NEXT
To make an appointment for an initial assessment/interview or to establish what your needs may be and how we might be able to help you, please contact Derek Lainsbury;
Telephone: +357 99877769
Please leave your name and number and the nature of your enquiry in order that your call may be returned as soon as possible. All calls are treated in a completely confidential manner and no details about yourself or your call will be divulged to any other person outside of the organisation without your express permission. The only exception to this rule would be if we believed you or someone else to be at significant risk of serious harm.
This would only be in extreme circumstances and would not be done without first discussing the options with you