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Humanistic Psychotherapy (and its related modalities)

What Is Humanistic Psychotherapy?: Based on humanistic psychology, humanistic psychotherapy focuses on the person as a whole, and has at its core the belief that humans are innately good. Among other things, humanism values creativity, self-actualisation and individuality, and believes that individuals will experience positive growth if provided with appropriate conditions, especially during childhood.

Humanistic approach therapies started to be developed in response to earlier modalities such as psychoanalytic and behavioural schools of thought, both of which were thought to be too deterministic and rely too much on the unconscious.

Humanism believes that individuals have the tools to heal themselves, and the therapist’s role is to guide them in that learning, rather than situate themselves as an expert who holds the answers. The relationship between therapist and client is significant in creating conditions for growth, become a fully functioning person and achieve self-actualization.

There are a wide range of therapeutic humanistic psychotherapy modalities rooted in humanism. The different types of humanistic modalities we offer at HQ Therapy are wide ranging and include person-centred therapy, gestalt therapy, transactional analysis (TA), existential psychotherapy and transpersonal psychotherapy (see below for more).

Humanistic Psychotherapists Working at HQ Therapy

Different humanistic psychotherapy modalities will be suitable for different people and, as always, the most important thing is to find a therapist that you trust and with whom you can build a good working relationship.

Below is a selection of our current humanistic psychotherapists who are fully trained to work with clients using different types of therapy modalities and a wide range of techniques.

If you feel like you still need some more help in your decision then get in touch with us using the form at the bottom of this page (‘Can I Contact You For Advice About Therapy?’) and someone will guide you through the process.

What Can Humanistic Psychotherapy Can Help With?

Humanistic psychotherapy adopts a holistic approach to human existence and has been beneficial in treating a wide range of conditions and issues, including mental health issues, physical and emotional problems and behavioural disorders,  including depression, stress, panic attacks and anxiety, relationship issues, personality disorders, and various addictions (see more below).

We want you to feel able to discuss any questions or worries with your therapist. This is important in order for you to progress your coaching sessions.

These are some of the additional therapy issues we deal with that we offer clients at HQ Therapy closely related to humanistic psychotherapy.

Related Humanistic Psychotherapy Approaches Offered At HQ Therapy

Many people can benefit from humanistic psychotherapy. Your therapist can help you work through a wide range of problems and goals together and help you attain a stronger, healthier sense of self, as well as access and understand your feelings to help gain a sense of meaning in life.

Choosing the right practitioner is an important decision for you and it is important that you work with the right practitioner and that both feel comfortable working together forming a collaborative process with both client and therapist as equals.

These are some of the therapy modalities we deal with at HQ Therapy that are closely related to humanistic psychotherapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Humanistic Psychotherapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.