Types of Therapy and Counselling

This section will give you a brief introduction into the different types of therapy and counselling which are commonly available today, most therapy is what is known as talking therapy which is as simple as it sounds. We will be constantly updating this section of the site so please pop back again soon. Also if you have some suggestions for content here or elsewhere on the site please feel free to either comment or contact us via the contact page.

EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) or Tapping

EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique or ‘tapping’) is a gentle and pleasant therapy that once learned you can use at home for a range of emotional issues or chronic conditions as well as to help you create a more positive and vibrant life.

EFT tapping is used to take the emotional intensity out of a past memory. What you are left with is to be able to recall your most traumatic and stressful memories without triggering any emotional distress.

Anxiety, fears, chronic pain, childhood trauma, limiting beliefs, procrastination, weight issues and blocks to success, are just some of the areas where EFT can be applied.

Positive EFT works well on its own or as an addition to traditional EFT as it helps you to harness a positive energetic state, putting you in charge of how you wish to feel and the kind of day you wish to have. And it’s simple and quick to use at home.

Holistic or Spiritual Life Coaching

Holistic Life Coaches draw on a wide range of healing and therapeutic methods that can improve your quality of life in the key areas of relationship, social life, financial abundance, career, physical health and spiritual life.

Basic life coaching skills of helping you to identify your goals and make realistic plans to achieve them are used together with therapies such as Theta Healing, NLP or EFT to change any limiting beliefs stopping you from achieving your goals.

Some people benefit from a Soul Plan reading upon which to base their goals and therapy.


Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy which uses altered states of awareness (hypnosis) to achieve the desired change in your thoughts, feelings, beliefs or behaviour.  A hypnotic trance feels like being in a day-dream which means you are still aware of what is going on in the room whilst also feeling deeply relaxed. You can bring yourself out of trance any time you wish; you are always in control and cannot be made to do things against your will.

 Matrix Re-imprinting

Matrix Re-imprinting has evolved from EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). With Matrix Re-imprinting you can go into any past memory, say and do what you wished you’d said and done, bring in new resources, and create and transform the picture you have of that memory.

In Matrix Re-imprinting past negative memories as seen as being held as pictures or holograms in your energy-field. Until you transform them you keep tuning into them on an unconscious level and they affect your health and well being. Changing the pictures whilst tapping, creates both physical and emotional healing and enables you to attract more positive experiences into your life.

NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a method of changing brain behaviour through the use of language and other forms of communication to help you change the way your brain responds to a thought or a feeling; thus allowing you to create new and better responses.  Hypnosis is often used to help to change behaviour.

Soul Plan Reading

Your Soul Plan contains the blueprint for the full expression of your goals and higher purpose.  It reveals your goals, talents and challenges and most importantly, what you can do to overcome these (through self –help or the most individually appropriate and effective therapies).

As we connect in this way there is a wonderful sense that the universe supports us, things fall into place, we become more magnetic, others want to work with us and events conspire to allow us to enjoy our unique path of service in life.

You will need to provide your full birth name, as written on your original birth certificate, in advance so that we can prepare the reading for you.  A full reading takes a minimum of an hour and a half and you will be emailed a printout of the basic information for you to keep.

Soul Transformation Therapy (Core Issue Therapy)

This brand new form of therapy, recently channelled by Blue Marsden, is extremely effective at healing issues that no other form of healing or therapy has been able to clear.

A set of 22 Soul Plan cards is used to identify the relevant polarity, such as poverty to wealth, along with the separation pattern (separation from Source/The Divine/The Universe/God).

A range of therapeutic methods are then used to heal the issue at a Soul level.

Spiritual Counselling

Spiritual Counselling uses counselling techniques but comes from a spiritual perspective which incorporates healing and intuitive approaches. “Spiritual Counselling involves drawing upon every life experience I have ever had and every subject I have ever studied or taught, to support my clients through their own spiritual journey.  Every module attended, each modality studied makes a critical addition to my holistic therapy toolkit.”


ThetaHealing® is a simple but effective heart based technique that works by using the natural theta brainwave to access your subconscious mind and uncover the limiting beliefs and feelings that may be holding you back in life.  Once they have been identified, ThetaHealing® can help you to change these long held issues beliefs and feelings into empowering ones by removing and replacing negative emotions, feelings and thoughts with positive, beneficial ones. This has a direct effect on the physical body, helping you to heal on all levels. You can then begin to create your life the way you want it to be.

ThetaHealing® not only works on the core belief level (beliefs from the subconscious mind from childhood) but also on the genetic (ancestral), historical (past lives) and soul levels. By identifying the root cause of a problem, the belief system and memories around an event can be released and healed instantly without having to relive the trauma of past events or lives.

Eclectic Counselling

An eclectic counsellor will select from a number of different approaches that are appropriate to the client’s needs

Emotionally Focused Therapy

A collaborative, structured, usually short-term therapy approach to working with couples, families and individuals that fosters the creation of secure relationship bonds.

EFT has a high success rate in achieving secure, resilient relationships in couples and within families, and in helping people to flexibly manage their emotional experience.

Existential Therapy

Existential psychotherapy is an approach that explores inner conflict that a client may experience when confronted with some ultimate concerns in life. These include the inevitability of death, freedom and its responsibilities, existential isolation, and meaninglessness. These four concerns form the body of existential psychotherapy and compose the framework in which a therapist interprets a client’s problem in order to develop a method of treatment.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

This form of psychotherapy was developed to resolve symptoms resulting from disturbing and unresolved life experiences. EMDR is thought to imitate the psychological state that we enter when in rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Studies show that when in REM sleep we are able to make new associations between things very rapidly. EMDR is designed to tap into this high-speed processing mode that we all have, but usually do not have access to

Family Therapy

This type of therapy is used to treat a family system rather than individual members of the family. As a form of systemic therapy it requires specifically trained counsellors

Gestalt Therapy

This therapy  focuses on the whole of the client’s experience, including feelings, thoughts and actions. The client gains self-awareness by analysing behaviour and body language and talking about their feelings. This approach often includes acting out scenarios and dream recall

Humanistic Therapy

The emphasis is on self-development and achieving one’s potential. A ‘client-centred’ or ‘non-directive’ approach is often used and the therapy can be described as ‘holistic’ or looking at the person as a whole. The client’s creative instincts may be used to explore and resolve personal issues

Integrative Therapy

Several distinct models of counselling and psychotherapy are used together


Mindfulness is a specific way of intentionally paying attention to one’s thoughts. It is based on the idea that one negative thought can lead to a chain reaction of negative thoughts. This approach encourages people to be aware of each thought, enabling the first negative thought to be ‘caught’ so that it is seen as just a ‘thought’ and not a fact. This breaks the chain reaction of negative thoughts giving a mental ‘space’ in which the person can re-centre themselves in the present.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

NLP is not generally seen as model of therapy that is used on its own, but usually as an additional way of working with other types of therapy. NLP sees a world of excellence where people can be helped to create their own choice and flexibility. Based on a number of operating principles, NLP theory states that ‘we either already have all the resources we need or we can create them’ and Modelling successful performance leads to excellence; if one person can do it, it is possible to model it and teach it to others.

Person/Client-Centred Therapy

Based on the idea that a client enters into a relationship with a counsellor where the client is allowed to freely express any emotions and feelings. This enables the client to come to terms with the negative feelings that may have caused emotional problems, and develop personal skills.

Primal Therapy

Based on the theory that distress which has occurred at birth or during infancy can resurface as neuroses. The therapy takes the client back to the ‘primal scene’ where trauma can be re-experienced as an emotional cleansing. When this approach is used by a therapist it is usually in addition to their main type of therapy.


‘Repressed’ feelings can surface as conflicts, depression, or through dreams or creative activities. The analyst seeks to interpret troubling feelings and relationships from the past, bringing them to the forefront of the client’s mind so that any negative feelings can be dealt with.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy/Counselling

This approach stresses the importance of the unconscious and past experience in shaping current behaviour. The client is encouraged to talk with their therapist about childhood relationships with parents and other significant people, and the therapist focuses on the dynamics of the client/therapist relationship.


Sometimes described as ‘psychology of the soul’, this is the name given to a series of actions that lead to a change or development which encourages personal growth. This growth is achieved by bringing together someone’s emotional, mental, physical and spiritual attributes within a safe environment.


is useful for people seeking a new, more spiritually oriented vision for the future

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)

Based on the idea that emotional and behavioural difficulties are the result of irrational thoughts and beliefs. The REBT approach helps the client to identify these thoughts and replace them with more rational and realistic assumptions and ideas.


This approach is based on the idea that emotional or physical traumas during birth are said to create feelings of separation or fear in later life.  A skilled practitioner is essential.  When this approach is used by a therapist it is usually in addition to their main type of therapy.

Relationship Therapy

Relationship counselling encourages the parties in a relationship to recognise repeating patterns of distress and to understand and manage troublesome differences that they are experiencing. The relationship involved may be between members of a family, a couple, or even work colleagues

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Promotes positive change and aims to move the client on from dwelling on past problems.

Clients are encouraged to focus positively on what they do well, to set goals and work out how to achieve them. As little as three or four sessions may be beneficial

Systemic Therapies

These are the therapies which aim to develop a change in the transactional pattern of members of a system.

 Transactional Analysis

Transactional Analysis is a comprehensive approach which incorporates aspects of humanistic, cognitive-behavioural and psychodynamic approaches to therapy. TA therapists categorise the human personality into three aspects – Parent, Adult and Child (called ego states) and they use this model to help clients understand how they interact with others. This can be particularly helpful in understanding what may be behind difficult or challenging relationships .

A central concept in TA is the notion of people having a Life Script, which is a way of understanding an individual’s beliefs about oneself and others and how they interpret or understand the world around them.  TA therapists seek to identify these limiting script beliefs and work with the client to help them to change these.

Transpersonal Therapy

This describes any form of counselling or therapy which places an emphasis on spirituality, human potential or heightened consciousness, including psych- synthesis

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