What Is Counselling Psychology?
Counselling Psychology is a protected title. This means the title is protected by law .
To call yourself a Counselling Psychologist you must have completed training up to and including a doctorate. Additionally, you will be registered with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). HCPC regulates ethical and professional standards in order to ensure safety and consistency in those using the titles.
Counselling Psychology is a flexible, progressive and inclusive form of therapy. It is an approach which combines different therapeutic modalities to fit individual need. Dr Louise is theoretically integrative and draws on theories of human development, early childhood development and attachment in her work. This is deeply rooted within humanistic, psychoanalytic and cognitive behaviour theories and allows a bespoke therapeutic service which matches evidenced-based treatments to each client and presenting issue. This includes the integration of both CBT and EMDR if appropriate.
What does it involve?
As with all approaches, we would begin with an initial assessment. This involves an in-depth history taking, including understanding your childhood, schooling and early family life. Exploring family is never about apportioning any blame to family members, rather, it is about understanding you. Different approaches are used consecutively throughout different stages of the therapeutic process to link early childhood experience with current difficulties.
Therapy is most effective, initially, on a weekly or fortnightly basis. People then often re-engage with therapy over many years which allows for an ongoing and deep therapeutic relationship.
When is counselling psychology used?
Counselling psychology can be incorporated into any type of therapeutic work with children, adolescents, adults and couples. Dr Louise will consider your individual personality, identity, goals, spiritual beliefs, and motivation level to decide the best approach to therapy for each individual person.
For a full refund, we request at least 24 hours’ notice if you need to cancel your appointment. Where 48 hours or more notice has been given, your session fee will be refunded. Where less than 24 hours’ notice is given, the session will be charged in full.