Solution focused therapy for Mental Health and Wellbeing
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.