The counselling methods I have found most useful in my work with clients are:
Client Centred Therapy (Rogers)
This approach involving non-judgemental listening, empathic understanding, recognition of human potential and unconditional positive regard, helps to empower and motivate the client.
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
A goal orientated, strength based approach which focuses on the present and future, and comes from a belief that the client already has some strengths and skills to cope and move forward. Solution Focused Brief Therapy encourages the client to visualise an alternative future in order to inspire hope and it helps the client to focus on positive solutions and what small steps they might take towards this more hopeful future.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Is concerned with strengthening the emotional connection between couples. It helps couples understand the negative pattern of relating which may be present and which may be causing couples to distance from each other and be stuck in conflict and resentment. Emotionally Focused Therapy helps couples to heal past hurts, build trust and create a more secure, loving and respectful relationship.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Examines thought processes and beliefs connected with feelings such as anxiety, depression, fear and guilt. This approach involves identifying the “automatic” thoughts and beliefs that keep a person stuck, and looks at possible changes to perceptions of past events which can bring about changes to moods and behaviours.