Areas of work...not labels
It is not unusual for a client to be experiencing
distress in one or more areas of their life and
usually these issues are interrelated.
We believe it is important for the client to
decide what areas of their lives they would
like to work on in counselling.
Also we strongly hold to the belief that the
pace and depths of the work done together
(between client and counsellor)
are very much set by the client.
The areas of counselling mentioned here are common
areas worked in; that does not mean to say that a person is ‘labelled’ or ‘defined’ in any way by these descriptions. They are helpful as far as allowing us to have some understanding of how certain issues may be affecting a person’s life.
It could be for instance that you may just feel really unhappy or unsettled with life and that is enough to bring you to seek counselling.
• Anger Management
• Anorexia Nervosa
• Asperger's Syndrome
• Binge-Eating Disorder
• Bulimia Nervosa
• Eating Disorders
• Emotional Abuse
• Generalised Anxiety
• Low Self-Confidence
• Low Self-Esteem
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
• Panic Disorder
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
• Self Harm
In some cases counsellors may work with clients in a creative way. Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media in a way which allows clients to communicate deep or unconscious feelings. By working with media in this supported way clients may discover emotions and feelings emerging that they have previously been unable to verbalise; this can be very therapeutic and can often facilitate a much deeper level of healing. Clients who are referred for art therapy do not need to have any experience or artistic skills, as this form of therapy is not concerned with the quality of the artwork but is more concerned with what feelings emerge for the client through this process of self-exploration. This form of therapy can be very powerful and can facilitate deep inner healing and often allows for a greater depth of expression than verbal therapy alone.
Walk and Talk
Walk and Talk therapy is based on similar principles as traditional counselling, however the focus is a more holistic one, and can be more therapeutic for those who struggle with the traditional 'face to face' encounter. Being outside in the elements and close to nature brings a new dimension into the work. Please view the following pages to see more about this way of working
Working with Horses
Working with horses is a exciting new aspect to the work we do at SEDA. Please view the following pages to find out more about this way of working.