Counselling is typically a form of talking therapy where the individual talk about any problems he or she has and is readily available on the NHS or through your General Practitioner. Traditionally the psychological worldview focuses on the individual as the primary with environmental factors taking second place. The systemic worldview on the other hand sees the family as the primary unit and as important contributors to an individuals psychological functioning and development...

Counselling is typically a form of talking therapy where the individual talk about any problems he or she has and is readily available on the NHS or through your General Practitioner. Traditionally the psychological worldview focuses on the individual as the primary with environmental factors taking second place. The systemic worldview on the other hand sees the family as the primary unit and as important contributors to an individuals psychological functioning and development. Strategic and systemic worldview is operated here at Berkshire Equine Assisted Therapy, but this does not mean the individual is excluded; quite the contrary as we have many individual clients. The individual's systemic affiliations and interactions have a lot of power in a person's life and so working with the whole family, or community, the therapist is able to observe and understand the person and so assist them better.

There are many approaches used, typically all here at Berkshire Equine Assisted Therapy are client centered whereby the therapist offers a non-judgmental atmosphere allowing the individual, group, or family to discover what is needed or wanted.

 

OTHER APPROACHES ARE:


SOLUTION FOCUSED

In other words 'where do I want to be?' looks at what the client wishes to achieve through the sessions rather than the problem that brought him or her to therapy. It looks at what has worked before and what can be done differently so that things continue to work. This approach focuses on the here and now as well as the future, dwelling little or if at all on the past

MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING

This encourages an increase in motivation to change. It is also a client-centered approach that explores while resolving ambivalence with regards to changing personal behaviours. It is used successfully in adolescent substance abuse as well as being effective when used alongside Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). This makes sense as the therapist encourages the client to have autonomy over his or her decisions, a concept that adolescents are striving for during their transition from childhood to adulthood.