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Types of work

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  • Short-term Counselling (up to 10, 20 or 30 meetings) for increasing/developing
    • understanding of problems/difficulties
    • understanding of self
    • awareness of feelings

 

  •  Long-term Counselling (more than 30 to 40 meetings) for increasing/developing
    • understanding of problems/difficulties, understanding of self, awareness of feelings
    • internal resources (for example understanding what you ‘bring’ to a situation, appreciation of your sense of a situation)

 

  • Focused Counselling (1 to 3 meetings)working rapidly and intensively on your problem(s)/difficulty(ies) you already have a developed understanding of.

 

  • Single/One-off meeting for
    • trying counselling out/seeing what counselling is like
    • brief support with a problem/difficulty already worked on (for example in previous counselling)

 

 
 

General focuses of work

If/when you

General focus of work/counselling:

for

  • feel a general or pervasive sense of fear or danger, and/or

  • are in an abusive relationship(s), and/or

  • have a mood-altering addiction (eg addiction to a chemical or drug such as alcohol, food addiction, sex addiction, love addiction) 

  • increasing safety in your life/your general sense of safety

(Also click here for some exercises/strategies for creating safety and click here for links to self-help support groups for mood-altering addictions.)

  • opportunity to approach/work with feelings/experiencing

  • sometimes feel a general sense of fear or danger and at other times feel a sense of safety

  • building resources/forms of support  

(Also click here for links to some possible resources.)

  • feelings/experiencing

  • opportunity to further approach/work with feelings/experiencing

  • feel a general sense of safety

  • feelings/experiencing 

 

 

General focuses of work for working with trauma

If/when you find it is

General focus of work/counselling:

  • difficult/impossible to distinguish/separate each trauma/traumatic experience
  • building resources/forms of support

(Also click here for links to some possible resources.)

  • easy/possible to distinguish/separate each trauma/traumatic experience
  • memories/experience of traumatic events/history

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1This is adapted from B Rothschild, The Body Remembers (New York: Norton, 2000).