'A light to help you on your journey of health' Directors: Drs Martin & Sue Allbright
01684-893393 Complementary Health Centre

Ways of working


Counsellors and psychotherapists may work with clients face to face, one on one, in group or in some circumstances by telephone. As well as telling your story and exploring issues there are many different mediums in which to work and express oneself and within the therapy room the following options may be explored.

Art therapy

Psychodrama

Poetry

Creative writing

Bodywork

Creative visualization

Guided visualization

Voice work

Breath and sound work

Body mapping

Family sculpting

Sand tray work

Journal and diary work

Dreams

Time-line diagrams

Focusing



Who comes for psychotherapy / counselling?


This can be useful for adults, couples, families, groups, individuals and young people in Malvern and Worcestershire.


Referral can be self referral, or via your GP, or sometimes from work in relation to business support and management support.

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What is Counselling - Psychotherapy?


Counselling / psychotherapy takes place when a counsellor / psychotherapist sees a client in a private and confidential setting to explore a difficulty the client is having, distress they may be experiencing or perhaps their dissatisfaction with life, or loss of a sense of direction and purpose. It is always at the request of the client as no one can properly be 'sent' for counselling / psychotherapy. …. more.


Bottled up feelings such as anger, anxiety, grief and embarrassment can become very intense and counselling / psychotherapy offers an opportunity to explore them, with the possibility of making them easier to understand. The counsellor / psychotherapist will encourage the expression of feelings and as a result of their training will be able to accept and reflect the client's problems without becoming burdened by them and without judging.

Acceptance and respect for the client are essentials for a counsellor / psychotherapist and, as the relationship develops, so too does trust between the counsellor / psychotherapist and client, enabling the client to look at many aspects of their life, their relationships and themselves which they may not have considered or been able to face before. The counsellor / psychotherapist may help the client to examine in detail the behaviour or situations which are proving troublesome. The counsellor / psychotherapist may help the client to look at the options open to them and help them to decide the best for them.

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What is counselling - psychotherapy contd. Who comes for counselling - psychotherapy Fees Counsellors - Psychotherapists Ways of working Code of ethics and practice Presenting issues

Presenting issues

Presenting issues



Abuse (physical, emotional, sexual).

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Ageing

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Anger Problems

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Anxiety

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Bereavement and Loss

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Cognitive Behaviour Techniques

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Co-dependence

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Crisis

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Decision-making

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Depression

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Divorce and Separation

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Eating disorders

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Family worries

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Health issues

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Life exploration & Mid-life crisis

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Loss of confidence

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Loss of meaning

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Post traumatic stress

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Psychosexual problems

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Redundancy

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Retirement

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Relationship problems

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Self esteem

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Sexual identity

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Sleep problems

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Spiritual journey

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Stress

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Suicidal thoughts

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Transitions of life

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Work-related issues

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Counsellors


Sue Akehurst

Rob David Williams



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Code of ethics and practice


Therapists are professionally accredited, academically qualified and abide by the codes and ethics of their professional bodies, including confidentiality. They have regular supervision and where appropriate have been fully checked by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB).


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What is counselling / psychotherapy continued?


By listening attentively and patiently the counsellor / psychotherapist can begin to perceive the difficulties from the client's point of view and can help them to see things more clearly, possibly from a different perspective. Counselling / psychotherapy is a way of enabling choice or change or of reducing confusion.

Confidentiality - Privacy

© copyright Drs Martin & Sue Allbright  

Major update 2012 All rights reserved

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided in this site is accurate. It is not the intention to mislead or misinform anyone.

Importantly it does not involve giving advice or directing a client to take a particular course of action. Counsellors / psychotherapists do not judge or exploit their clients in any way. In the counselling / psychotherapy sessions the client can explore various aspects of their life and feelings, talking about them freely and openly in a way that is rarely possible with friends or family.

Sue Akehurst



MBACP Snr Accred

Person Centrered Counsellor

07944 394245

Rob David Williams


BA (Hons) MBACP

Counsellor & Therapist

07876 590173