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Different Types Of Therapy Modalities in Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Types Of Therapy Modalities Practiced At HQ Therapy Rooms

When deciding on an appropriate therapist or counsellor, it can be useful to first understand the different types of therapy modalities they offer. Although all can be effective, you may find one approach more appealing than another, or find that some approaches are better for a certain area of counselling or psychotherapy for you than others.

Many types of therapy can be used in multiple modalities by a practitioner, but some are most suitable to a specific modality.

At HQ Therapy we want you to feel able to discuss any questions or worries with a therapist. This is important in order for you to progress when you commence your therapy sessions. 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 a trained therapist will help guide you through the process.

What Therapy Issues Counselling & Psychotherapy Deal With

Once you have decided what therapist and therapy modality is most appropriate for you, there is a wide range of client therapy issues that each therapeutic modality deals with. So it makes practical sense to take some time to acquaint yourself with a therapy type you are interested in and see if your particular problem/symptom is mentioned.

Individual therapy is probably the modality with the widest range of choice: for every type of therapy, it should be possible to find a therapist who will work with you as an individual using that approach. HQ Therapy covers a broad spectrum of physical and emotional problems, behavioural disorders and human sexuality issues.

Choosing the right therapist is an important decision for you and it is important that you work with the right practitioner and that both feel comfortable working together. Below are some of the therapy issues we deal with at HQ Therapy that are closely related to the types of therapy modalities our therapists use.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Therapy And Counselling

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 therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and talk to a therapist 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 therapy modalities for the 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.