Psychological therapies generally fall into three categories. These are Behavioural therapies, focusing on cognitions and behaviours, Psychoanalytical and Psychodynamic therapies, which focus on the unconscious relationship patterns that evolved from childhood, and Humanistic therapies, centred upon self-development in the ‘here and now’.
This is a generalisation though, and counselling or psychotherapy methods usually contain overlaps with these techniques. Some practitioners work in an ‘eclectic’ way, meaning they take elements of several different models and combine them when working with clients.
There are also a multitude of specific other therapies that can be used.
At Kalmer Counselling we promote and provide a training environment that encourages all of our therapists to use an Integrative therapeutic practice.
To find out more about different approaches to counselling please click here.