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rebecca brazier how i work

counselling

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their Ethical Framework. I work in a non-directive way with you incorporating theories and techniques from:

Person centred therapy

Person centred therapy is based on beliefs we have the ability to reach our full potential and through an understanding, unconditional and non-judgemental relationship we can find solutions to issues developing trust and confidence in ourselves rather than being affected by the views of others.

Gestalt therapy

Techniques from Gestalt therapy can be used to increase self-awareness, explore previously unresolved issues from the past and unsatisfactory patterns of behaviour enabling us to live in a more fulfilling way in the present rather than being influenced by previous experiences.

Existential philosophy

Existential philosophy explores what it means to live. It accepts there are certain facts and limitations about life which we cannot change and that at times we will experience anxiety and despair. Existential philosophy encourages taking greater responsibility for our choices and the consequences enabling more authentic living with greater meaning.

Solution focused therapy

I use techniques from solution focused therapy to explore solutions to issues. By exploring goals and solutions identifies how these can be broken into smaller achievable steps working towards achieving them. These techniques are especially effective in short term counselling.

Attachment theory

I incorporate attachment theory into my practice to provide knowledgeable and supportive counselling. Relationships formed early in life have a lasting affect and impact on our sense of self and subsequent relationships. Attachment theory can be useful when exploring issues around past and present relationships and can help create awareness of feelings and behaviour in relationships as well as forming and maintaining more effective relationships.

Loss and bereavement

Loss can take many forms such as death, divorce or redundancy. Grief is a natural response to loss which we process in our own time and in our own way. Theories around loss can help explore the confusing and painful feelings such as sadness, regret, guilt and anger experienced before or following loss.

Working creatively

Sometimes it can be difficult to access thoughts and feelings. By working creatively using different media such as shells, music, dreams, art or cards to create a visual representation of issues allows alternative perspectives to emerge.