Therapy Inspired

Counselling and Supervision Services

Counselling and Psychotherapy

How Counselling and Psychotherapy Work

The aim of both counselling and psychotherapy is to provide opportunities for those seeking help to find their own ways towards living in more fulfilling and resourceful ways.

Counselling and psychotherapy help you to discover the reasons for uncomfortable feelings and to work out ways of dealing with them. These include distress associated with what are sometimes called ‘problems in living’, and deeply felt needs to make changes in your life. Therapy enables you to express difficult feelings such as guilt, fear, rejection, and sorrow in a safe, supportive environment. The relationship between a therapist and a client is confidential, and is based on respect and trust.

A therapist is trained to listen carefully and to support and assist you while you:

- Identify, explore and clarify your problems (often it is only when you talk to someone unconnected with your life that you begin to hear what you are really saying and feeling, counselling and psychotherapy are often referred to as ‘talking therapies’.)

- To increase your self-awareness and to understand the underlying reasons why you feel troubled.

- Find your own solutions to improve or resolve your situation enabling you to transform your feelings.

Supervision

The BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice requires all counsellorsto have regular and sufficient supervision.

Supervision is a working alliance between a supervisor and counsellorin which, the counsellor can offer an account of their work, reflect onit and receive feedback. The aim of this relationship is to enable thecounsellor to gain in ethical competence, confidence and creativity andto ensure that the counsellor is addressing the needs of the client.


Therapy Inspired’s approach is combination of humanistic psychotherapyand integrative counselling. We are able to supervise counsellors covering a range of therapeutic approaches including Person Centred,Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural Techniques.


Therapy Inspired’s purpose in offering supervision to counsellors is to:

  • Ensure maintenance of your ethical and professional standards of practice.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of your counselling practice.· Encourage professional development and creativity.
  • Provide you with personal support.

We are registered supervisors with BACP and adhere to their code of ethics.

Sessions are arranged to meet individual need and cost £50 per hour.