Adults and Teens
We provide counselling on a one to basis for a wide range of issues that impact on an individual’s emotional and psychological health. These include but are by no means limited to: stress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, gender issues, sexuality, loneliness, abandonment, abuse, trauma, self-harm, suicide, spirituality, work issues, age issues. Our counsellors provide empathy, openness and a non-judgemental space to help our client to work towards clarity, understanding and improved mental wellbeing.
Child and adolescent counselling helps children or young people explore any concerns that may be causing problems in their social, emotional or cognitive development. The therapeutic process gives them the opportunity to express difficult or confused feelings in a safe environment with clear boundaries. Therapy for teenagers and young people can support individuals with developing their awareness to deal with social situations, relationships both personally and professionally including peer pressure and family, education, sexual health issues.
This type of counselling focuses on issues that occur in an intimate relationship between two people. The counsellor facilitates an exploration and exchange of views and perspectives that may help to provide each partner with a better understanding of how conflict and discord is occurring in their relationship. This can help to negotiate these areas to promote more cohesion and harmony or to make other long term decisions about the future of the relationship. Both partners are expected to attend and to engage fully with this process in all sessions.
RISE work with the community to identify and prioritise the need for support in different areas and demographics. Our specialist counsellors then design and facilitate programmes that help to meet these needs such as men’s support groups, nonviolent communication for parents and teens, along with stress management and mindfulness meditation.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a form of talking therapy which can be used to treat people with a wide range of mental health problems. CBT is based on the idea that how we think (cognition), how we feel (emotion) and how we act (behaviour) all interact together. Specifically, our thoughts determine our feelings and our behaviour.
Play Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses play to help children deal with emotional and mental health issues. Play helps the therapist understand the childs needs needs through a non-directive approach which is neurobiologically informed. It is not essential that the child tell the story through talking as what emerges through play will often create its own narrative about what is happening in the childs inner world. Play Therapy is suitable for children aged 2 and above. Research shows that play therapy is very effective in addressing traumatic experiences that occur in early life.