New Beginnings is a Counselling Service based in County Donegal.
Is a combined approach that brings together elements of different therapies. With the view that there is no single approach that can be used to treat every client the same. Counselling techniques are tailored to suit each individual client.
The integrative approach focuses on personality and needs – integrating behavioural, cognitive, and physiological as well as their social needs and spiritual beliefs. Integrative counsellors are not only concerned with what works, but why it works.
Integrative counselling aims to promote healing and facilitate wholeness. Focusing on all levels of a person’s being – mental, physical and emotional health.
Integrative therapy helps to create a healthy connection between mind and body. Enabling clients to start to understand their triggers, cognitive distortions and behavioural patterns. By growing their self-awareness, they will begin to feel empowered and confident in themselves and their capabilities.
Integration of therapies-
“When the other person is hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified; or when he or she is doubtful of self-worth, uncertain as to identity—then understanding is called for”- Carl Rogers.
Is a non-directive and empathetic approach that allows clients to take more of a lead in discussions so, they will discover their own solutions.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy:
“Cognitive therapy seeks to alleviate psychological tensions by correcting misconceptions. By correcting erroneous beliefs, we can end the overreactions“ – Aaron Beck.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave.
“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength” – Sigmund Freud.
Psychodynamic therapy focuses on helping clients to recognise patterns in their emotions, thoughts, and beliefs in order to gain insight and understanding into their authentic self.
What to expect in your Counselling session:
My office is based in Buncrana, Co Donegal. You can choose from to conduct your session as follows:
– Face to Face in my Buncrana office
– Online via Zoom
– Phone call
In our first session together I will explain in a little more detail how counselling works, including talking you through our confidentiality contract.
Our first session together is often know as ‘storytelling’. This is when you share with me your reasons for attending counselling and your personal goals and hope’s.
As we are all unique, there is no set number of sessions, Some may need six sessions and other may continue for a longer period of time, dependent on their needs.
A session lasts for one hour, either weekly or fortnightly – again depending on the client’s needs. I will check-in regularly to review your progress and ensure your therapy needs are being met.
How to book a Counselling session with me:
You can contact me by phone on 086 447 7867, email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or simply click on the buttons below to complete a form. I will be in touch to arrange a date shortly.
Sometimes making contact can be a big step, with this in mind I will offer you a free consultation call. In this call I will talk through the basic principles of counselling, how it works and answer any questions you may have.
During this call we can arrange a date and time for your session and follow on from here.
A session lasts for one hour. Face to face counselling sessions available in Buncrana, Co. Donegal, online via Zoom or a phone call.