About Counselling

Counselling Can Help With:

The Model of Counselling

Counselling can happen in a number of different ways:
With different modalities (or approaches); both within the NHS and/or in the voluntary sector; or privately; and in specialist service locations; for specialist client groups; and for many different purposes.

The Salisbury Counselling Service uses an integrative approach, with a relatively 'brief' level of planned interactions (usually about 6-8 sessions, though some clients may choose to have additional sessions).  The counselling is designed to encourage principles of self-help, self-awareness, and self-empowerment (rather than using any particular 'treatment' model).  This has been found to be reasonably effective, satisfying most needs, and maximising long-term benefits.  The sessions are spread out at about 2-3 week intervals, although more frequent sessions can be arranged, where necessary.

The Salisbury Counselling Service model is based on person-centred and humanistic principles that support and value the person receiving the service, the 'client', not as a 'patient' but as an active 'partner' starting to help themselves 'with a little initial assistance' to get their life back into balance and themselves functioning better.

Counselling, done in this sort of way, has been shown to be reasonably effective and the results lasting for a considerable time thereafter.