What Are The Different Types Of Therapy Modalities?: Therapy and counselling approaches are many and varied. Some types of therapy modalities, such as psychotherapy and counselling are well known by the public and have become household names, others are less known, such as Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and mean little to the common person.
In therapy, the word ‘modality’ refers to the method of treatment. The most common therapy modalities usually accommodate individual therapy, couples therapy, group therapy and family therapy clients. There are many different types of therapy modalities that have been popularly accepted, others are seen as cutting edge, while some remain shrouded in controversy.
Some types of psychological therapy modalities are evidence-based and disciplined in research, others are based on theory-practice, or tend to rely on unscientific evidence. Elsewhere, different types of therapy focus on the willing collaboration between therapist and their client, while others hone in on the type of analysis that is done and some focus on the tools used during therapy.
In conclusion, For the client approaching therapy for the first time, with little knowledge of the different types of therapy offered, it can be viewed as some sort of minefield, or lucky dip when it comes to someone choosing the type of therapy that is right for them.