Our Counselling Philosophy

Sometimes we encounter things that impede us from achieving our goals.  Arthur Henry Counselling can help you in setting your goals, removing barriers and achieving those goals.  You have taken a proactive and important step toward improving overall health and wellbeing.

Interpersonal Therapy

My approach to wellness uses Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) as a framework.  IPT focuses on the interpersonal relationships of the client. The idea of interpersonal therapy is that improving the communication patterns and how people relate to others can treat problems.

Other interventions that could be used in conjunction with IPT:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

The underlying concept behind CBT is that our thoughts and feelings play a fundamental role in our behaviour.  The goal of cognitive behaviour therapy is to teach clients that while they cannot control every aspect of the world around them, they can take control of how they interpret and deal with things in their environment.

Gestalt Therapy

It is used to deepen our awareness of our feelings and ourselves.  “Gestalt” means the whole – it implies wholeness.  In any experience or interaction there are feelings in the foreground and in the background.  The idea in Gestalt therapy is that we have had to repress or supress aspects of ourselves because they were not accepted or supported.  It is these aspects of us or our feelings that end up in the background and can become unfinished business.

Principles of Gestalt Therapy

Spiritual Interventions

If the search for the sacred (that which deserves respect) is a part of your journey or if you wish to incorporate spirituality into your life, that can be done here.

Other techniques are available, if appropriate to your situation.

Understanding Spiritual Interventions

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress.

What is EDMR Therapy?