HealthyFoundations Counselling

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What is Counselling?

Healthy Foundations Counselling takes an approach that is built around you as an individual.  We believe that you have within yourself, vast resources for self-understanding, for altering your self-concept, attitudes and behaviours, and that these resources can be tapped into collaboratively, as you are your own best “expert”.

Working collaboratively promotes the building of a healthy counselling relationship, one in which you may find yourself able to explore difficult topics or memories or try new and different behaviours.

Sometimes within these experiences new thoughts or emotions can arise. It is then, that as counsellors, we will help you work through these feelings.

Each of us is unique and therefore your therapy experience will also be unique. Together, we will work to obtain the goals you have for yourself within a warm, person-centred therapeutic environment. The use of relaxation techniques can help create an environment where you are comfortable and at ease.

A variety of methods are used in our approach to counselling, taking an approach that best suits your individual situation:

  • Helping you change unhealthy patterns of thinking (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Talking with a focus on the future and what you’d like to achieve (Solution Focused Therapy)
  • Helping yourself through taking specific steps and goals in a timeline (Task Focused Therapy)
  • For conflict resolution, an approach focused on mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation and distress tolerance is used. (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy)
  • For relationships, a short-term approach to relationship attachment and repair is used. (Emotionally Focused Therapy)
  • Psycho education and treatment of PTSD & childhood trauma (Trauma Informed Stabilization , Cognitive Processing Treatment & Exposure Therapy)

Healthy Foundations Counselling holds an unconditional positive regard and acceptance for all clients and take a non-judgmental approach as well as offer active listening and empathetic communication and understanding. Your needs are the foundation for the therapy you will participate in.