Our approach to Therapy
We seek to tailor our therapeutic approach to the particular concerns of each client.
First, we will try to match the needs and preferences of the client with the most suitable therapist/counsellor. For example, one of our therapists specialises in working with children. Second, from the variety of therapeutic methods available to us, we will aim to offer those that best match the client’s needs.
Generally, we like to start counselling/therapy by using Systemic Psychotherapeutic ideas to build up a picture of the important past and current relationships in an individual’s life, (or in a couple’s or family’s lives if we are working with these situations). From this initial exploration we will chose, together with our client, the best way forward. In some cases this may be a continuation of Systemic Psychotherapy. In other cases where we find, for example, that the client’s difficulties are due to unresolved traumas, we will offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) because it is so effective in healing these conditions.
We mainly use these therapeutic approaches:-
* EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing).
* Systemic Psychotherapy.
* Conflict Resolution through ‘Co-Mediation’
* SFBT (Solution Focussed Brief Therapy).
* AI (Appreciative Inquiry).
* VR (Non Violent Resistance)
* CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).
View some of our case examples.
One of our core values is to respect difference, including the right of people to hold different views. We take pride in being able to work effectively with people from a wide variety of social, ethnic, gender and other backgrounds.
We aim to see clients within one week of them contacting us.
- Family & Couple Therapy
- Individual Counselling
Our approach to therapy
- Systemic Psychotherapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- SFBT (Solution Focussed Brief Therapy)
- Appreciative Inquiry
- Case Examples
- Non Violence Resistance
Following a car accident, I suffered terribly with a fight or flight response when driving. I did not know what this anxiety was and tried for months to recover on my own. After a particularly severe anxiety attack, I realised that I needed to get help. EMDR therapy was incredibly effective. My anxiety was linked specifically to the accident and in one session the anxiety was dispersed. I literally walked out of Swift Counselling, got in my car and drove with no anxiety from that moment on. I am thrilled with the results, thank you.