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  • How does family therapy help and what is the goal?
    How does family therapy help and what is the goal?
    by UK Therapy Guide
    The aim of family therapy is to ensure that all members of the group are operating in a functional and positive way. If there are any problems creating pressures within the unit, either psychological, emotional or mental, the whole family may fall apart of suffer damage.
  • What is the purpose of family therapy and what are the different types?
    What is the purpose of family therapy and what are the different types?
    by UK Therapy Guide
    We all have a family, each of them very different. It may be made up of blood relatives but also adopted or fostered members or even people who figure greatly and have been present for a long time. Whatever the mix and no matter how big, small or complex, it will have a big effect upon the way that we develop and behave, from the beginning to the end of our lives.
  • How does Gestalt therapy work and how will it benefit me?
    How does Gestalt therapy work and how will it benefit me?
    by UK Therapy Guide
    If your counsellor thinks that you will be a good fit for Gestalt therapy, they will show you how to truly experience what is happening rather than relying upon your understanding of the event. During your sessions together, your thoughts, beliefs, feelings and way of behaving will all be examined in depth.
  • What are the key concepts of Gestalt therapy?
    What are the key concepts of Gestalt therapy?
    by UK Therapy Guide
    Gestalt therapy dates back to the 1940s and was developed by Fritz Perls. A type of psychotherapy, it works on the basis that everyone is a whole comprised of mind, body and soul, as described by the relational theory principle.
  • Relationship on the rocks?  You need couple’s therapy
    Relationship on the rocks? You need couple’s therapy
    by UK Therapy Guide
    There is no doubt about it; relationships are hard work. Just like a living thing, they require constant attention, nourishment and care if they are to grow, survive and thrive. So what should you do if you are going through a difficult patch and it seems your relationship is headed for the rocks? This is where couple’s therapy can be a great help.
  • Get help and support from your therapist via Skype counselling
    Get help and support from your therapist via Skype counselling
    by UK Therapy Guide
    It can be difficult if you need the support of one-to-one counselling but don’t feel comfortable talking face-to-face. But there is a solution and a very good one; Skype therapy allows you to fully engage in counselling and psychotherapy without having to leave your home.
  • Treat your difficult emotions by talking on the telephone
    Treat your difficult emotions by talking on the telephone
    by UK Therapy Guide
    Telephone therapy is a form of counselling that involves you being treated by a therapist via phone. You will be able to talk freely about how you feel and what sort of distressing thoughts you may be having.
  • Phone therapy; is it really as effective as face-to-face?
    Phone therapy; is it really as effective as face-to-face?
    by UK Therapy Guide
    Evidence shows that many types of psychological therapy, particularly cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) can be extremely effective when provided by phone. It is also not limited to treating only certain mental health problems as all types of issues can be dealt with including stress, anxiety and depression.
  • What are the best forms of therapy to treat anxiety?
    What are the best forms of therapy to treat anxiety?
    by UK Therapy Guide
    If you are suffering from anxiety then you will know that the associated feelings of fear and worry can be totally debilitating. Constantly experiencing the physical and emotional symptoms can leave you feeling worn out and struggling to cope with everyday life. In some circumstances, the ‘fight or flight’ response or panic attacks will manifest and you will be left feeling totally drained. But help is at hand as there are various forms of therapy that can be used to treat your anxiety.
  • I need to see a CBT therapist; how can I find one suitable for me?
    I need to see a CBT therapist; how can I find one suitable for me?
    by UK Therapy Guide
    CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) is predominantly a form of ‘talking’ therapy. Once you find a therapist that you feel happy with and you have been through your first session together, they will decide how many more you need. This will depend upon the condition that is being treated and how well you respond. Your therapist will make use of this proven technique to disrupt and eradicate your damaging thought patterns, replacing them with new ones that do not cause you distress or fear.
  • This is my first time in therapy for anxiety.  What can I expect?
    This is my first time in therapy for anxiety. What can I expect?
    by UK Therapy Guide
    Anxiety can take many forms. If you get panic attacks, phobias, experience obsessive thoughts or worry all of the time, then it is possible that you have an anxiety disorder. But don’t feel that you are in it alone. There are many treatments available and one of these is therapy which will help you to control your fears.
  • I’m nervous about visiting a counsellor; can I receive therapy for anxiety over the phone?
    I’m nervous about visiting a counsellor; can I receive therapy for anxiety over the phone?
    by UK Therapy Guide
    Many people that are suffering from anxiety and would benefit from counselling find themselves unable to find a suitable therapist to work with. Maybe they are fearful of journeying to the therapist’s clinic, find face-to-face therapy too expensive or have been placed on an NHS waiting list with no end in sight. If your anxiety is combined with agoraphobia then travelling outside can be incredibly stressful and simply not possible.
  • Find a phone therapist the easy way
    Find a phone therapist the easy way
    by UK Therapy Guide
    Forget having to travel miles, totting up expensive fares or losing valuable time; phone therapy has been proven to be very successful and can be fitted into your weekly calendar easily and simply. Many therapists will even provide evening or weekend slots.
  • I am new to phone therapy – what can I expect?
    I am new to phone therapy – what can I expect?
    by UK Therapy Guide
    One of the key things to remember is that telephone counselling is totally confidential. Your therapist will be non-judgemental and will aim to build a relationship between you based upon trust.
  • What is phone therapy and is it effective?
    What is phone therapy and is it effective?
    by UK Therapy Guide
    Research also shows that therapy provided by phone can be a more suitable option for many people, being equally as effective as face-to-face consultations.
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