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What Is Wellbeing / Complementary Therapy?

Complementary / Wellbeing therapy (such as reiki, massage therapy, reflexology and acupuncture) is known by many different terms, including well-being, well being, alternative therapy and holistic therapy. Although many types of therapy focus on improving your overall well-being, Wellbeing Therapy (WBT) is an approach in its own right, which was designed to prevent the relapse of psychological issues such as depression and anxiety.

It is generally something that can be used alongside traditional treatments offered by your doctor. These types of therapy modalities can be used as a treatment for both physical and mental health problems.

In the field of psychotherapy, counselling and other forms of talking therapy there is much to offer us as individuals, working towards emotional well-being and physical good health and lifestyle. Working alongside these traditional practices complementary and well-being therapies are often used in addition or individually to conventional western therapy techniques and help support mental health symptoms.

These include things like stress, anxiety and depression, sleep problems, IBS, skin conditions, muscle tension and general feelings of stress, anxiety and depression, along with body image disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). At the very least they go a long way towards helping improve general well-being and mindfulness.

Complementary and well-being therapies typically take a holistic approach to your physical and mental health and its ability to heal itself. Some of these therapy types use an understanding of the working of the body, based on Eastern understandings of energy meridians and fields and focus on the mind, body and spirit or on the flow of energy through your body.

***If you are interested in contacting us for information and guidance about wellbeing therapy, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.***

Wellbeing / Complementary Therapists Working At HQ Therapy

You can experience some of the wellbeing and complementary therapy modalities as an individual, or in couples, families or groups. WBT is a highly practical approach that focuses on making change across six dimensions of psychological well-being (self-acceptance, autonomy, environmental mastery, personal growth, purpose in life, and positive relationships).

It is usually a relatively short term intervention, and your therapist will work with you to achieve optimal functioning using discussion, mindfulness techniques like journaling, and homework between sessions.

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

The Different Types Of Wellbeing / Complementary Therapy Offered At HQ Therapy

WBT distinguishes between ‘remission’ and ‘recovery’, arguing that a lack of symptoms for a certain period of time after ‘treatment’ is not a high enough goal. WBT is rooted in ‘positive psychology, which believes that the absence of illness does not equal wellness and that the presence of psychological well-being is as important as freedom from psychological illness.

Usually, such treatments are tailored to the individual and do not use a ‘one size fits-all’ approach. These can include such treatments as reflexology, shamanic energy work, acupuncture, homoeopathy, massage therapy and nutrition advice.

This means that they are receptive to all aspects of your physical and emotional well-being as a whole, rather than taking the approach of treating particular symptoms separately.

Some of the more popular complementary therapy modalities practiced at HQ Therapy Rooms include:

What Can Wellbeing / Complementary Therapy Help With?

Anyone can benefit from some form of complementary and wellbeing therapy . Your practitioner can help you work through a wide range of problems and targets together. 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.

As with any kind of therapy, it’s really important to find someone you feel confident and safe with. Regardless of the kind of therapy type they practice, if you don’t like or trust that person you’re less likely to have a positive experience.

Most complementary and wellbeing therapy types are considered to be safe when conducted by a trained and experienced practitioner. If you have any concerns it is a good idea to talk through any safety concerns with your therapist before undergoing any sessions.

These are some of the additional therapy issues we deal with that are closely related to complementary and wellbeing therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Wellbeing / Complementary Therapy?

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 not unusual for some people to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about themselves when it comes to talking with a stranger. You may fear that you might receive judgment from the therapist, or that your  therapist is going to share their details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously, our therapists are required to maintain complete confidentiality about everything said in therapy sessions between both of you, exactly like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to work well and be 100% effective, there has to be unconditional trust built between the client and their therapist. This applies to the outside world as well, it is standard practice that therapists will make an effort not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality.

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.