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Solution focused therapy and counselling

Solution focused therapy for Mental Health and Wellbeing

If you are looking for help with anxiety, stress and depression, solution focused counselling might be your best option.

As a Human Givens therapist, I am often asked:  “What does solution focused counselling mean?” Many seem to think that therapy or counselling has to be a very long process.  And there are times when that can be the best option.  But it could be in your best interest to embark on a therapeutic process that is aimed at solutions and designed to get you back out there, functioning better as quickly as possible.

What can you expect from me

What I will not do:

  • Dwell in the past – I will want to look forward and help you find solutions
  • Ask you to go over and over traumatic events in your past – talking about a trauma over and over can remind you of it as if you are reliving it again.
  • Confuse you with psycho babble – I will educate you about why you are feeling the way you are in a way that you will understand.
  • Sign you up to lengthy, weekly sessions – you are in control, not me.

What I will do:

  • Help you find ways to deal with your particular difficulty you are facing now.
  • Explore with you what coping skills or resources are not as developed as they could be.
  • Look forward and help you find strategies to deal with any difficulties you might face in the future.
  • Explore with you if there is a trauma from your past that could be impacting on you now.  And then I will aim to work with you to clear the lasting impact of that trauma.  I will not even ask you for all the details as I do not need to know them.
  • Set clear goals with which will allow you to monitor your progress.  This does mean that there will be little homework exercises to do.
  • Agree with you, at the end of each session, if and when I will see you next.  It could be a week; it could be a month. We will discuss that together.  It is part of allowing you to feel that you have control.
  • Aim to have you leave each session feeling better than when you arrived.

This is a style of therapy that does expect you to work quite hard.  But the rewards can often be felt almost immediately. Contact me if you would like to arrange a free 15 minute chat.

For more information visit The Human Givens site where you can read more about our Code of Conduct and Complaints Procedure