Coaching is a process that aims to improve performance and focuses on the ‘here and now’ rather than on the distant past or future. While there are many different models of coaching focusing on issues ranging from careers to health and well-being, what unites them all is that the coach is seen as a facilitator of learning, supporting enhanced self-awareness that is required for sustaining positive change.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It is founded on the understanding that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle. You’re shown how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel, through practical methods/tools you can use on a daily basis. Unlike some other talking treatments, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past.
Couples counselling aims to help couples who are experiencing difficulties in their relationship, for example in the areas of intimacy, sex, and communication. The focus is to support couples to come up with more effective communication methods in order to improve or alleviate problems they are experiencing, and to restore the relationship to a better and healthier place.
EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing Therapy
EMDR is a psychotherapy that uses eye movements and sometimes audio tones, or tactile stimulation to repeatedly stimulate the left and ride hemispheres of the brain to process traumatic and debilitating memories into what we would call ‘simple’ memories. The goal of EMDR is to facilitate clients to recall or discuss a traumatic event without having a response that results in a debilitating reaction that leaves them feeling that they are reliving trauma repeatedly. EMDR can help clients to safely reprocess traumatic information until it is no longer disruptive and they experience the memory as ‘it happened back there and then’, and not that it is happening ‘right here and right now’; EMDR helps the brain reprocess the memory so that the body no longer feels that it is in danger right now. One of the things people like about EMDR is that they don’t need to talk extensively about their trauma for the therapy to be effective.