What is Counselling

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What is Counselling?

The BACP website describes Counselling in the following way :


"Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change or enhance their wellbeing."*

BPAC website

Options counsellors are professionally trained in a range of counselling backgrounds.  The approach adopted will be agreed during the initial session or specific to an individual issue.

  • Integrative
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic
  • Person centred
  • Gestalt
  •  Physcodynamic
  •  Transactional Analysis (TA)

A non-judgemental, nurturing, supportive and encouraging approach is used by our counsellors in accordance with the standards and ethics of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy  (BACP).

*used with the permission of the BACP