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Counsellors and therapists help their clients in a variety of ways. And there are many different types of counselling and therapies, depending on their specialty.

Read on this blog to learn about the different kinds of counselling you can make use of. They might help clear the clutter from your mind and do away with all the anxiety and depression.

Types of counselling:

  • Behavioural therapy

Behavioural therapy is based on the theory that you can ‘unlearn’ already learnt behaviour or change that behaviour. All this, without focusing on the reason behind the original behaviour. People with compulsive and obsessive disorders, fears, phobias, and addictions may benefit from this type of therapy. Originally, behaviour therapy and cognitive therapies were distinct from each other. Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy or CBT is the combination of both of them.

  • Family therapy

Family therapy explores family relationships. Rather than working with a single person in the family unit, the therapy works by looking at the family as a whole. The focus is on how families interact together. The therapist aims to involve the whole family in finding positive solutions. It requires specialist training.

  • Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt therapy places a lot of emphasis on helping the client understand their non-verbal and body language, here-and-now behaviour, and potential for positive change. The client will be encouraged and sometimes challenged, to accept responsibility for his or her actions, decisions, and feelings. It is likely to be suited to people who are willing to try to do this. Modern Gestalt therapy is not, however, necessarily a ‘confrontational’ approach.

  • Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy uses the technique of hypnosis to induce a deep state of relaxation. And during this, the unconscious mind is highly receptive to new ideas. Accessing this part of the mind through hypnosis can help to change behaviour, attitudes, and emotions. It might also help in managing pain, anxiety, and stress-related illnesses. To find out more, visit National Hypnotherapy Society.

Various other kinds of approaches are as follows:

  • Integrative approaches
  • Multimodal therapy
  • Person-centred counselling
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Relationship counselling

These were some of the most popular types of counselling around the globe.

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