Traditionally the psychological worldview focuses on the individual as the primary client with environmental factors taking second place. The systemic worldview on the other hand sees the family as the primary unit and as important contributors to an individuals psychological functioning and development. A strategic and systemic worldview alongside a Solution Focused Therapy approach is operated here at JK & Associates Therapy Services Ltd. However, this does not mean the individual is excluded; quite the contrary as we have many individual clients. The individual’s systemic affiliations and interactions have a lot of power in a persons life and so working with the whole family, or community system the therapist is able to observe and understand the person and so assist them better.
This is the most popular therapy typically sort after and may encompass many different treatment styles. Individual therapy allows the therapist and client to focus on each other, building a rapport and working together to solve the client’s issue. However, psychoanalysis and related therapies may progress for months or even years, while brief therapies such as solution focused therapy can produce results in just a few sessions.Time to put yourself first and make a positive change.
Couple sessions can help with a variety of issues including but not limited to relational, infidelity, separation, even step-family dynamics. The sessions are designed to help partners recognise and resolve any form of conflict or challenges that may weigh on their relationship.
Group therapy is a group of individuals coming together over a shared issue and can benefit the members emotionally due to supporting one another in these shared experiences. Group sizes can vary however depending on the type of group therapy being employed. By sharing one’s experiences with others with similar problems is often in and of itself, therapeutic however, the client is not the sole focus of attention as they would be in individual therapy. As groups typically meet at specific times, there is less opportunity to fit the therapy into the one’s personal schedule but it does reduce the cost of therapy as a whole.
Family therapy is often short term, less than 12 months. It may include all family members or just those able or willing to participate. It can help you improve troubled relationships with your partner, children or other family members. Specific issues maybe addressed such as marital or financial problems, conflict between parents and children, or the impact of substance abuse or a mental illness on the entire family.
Family therapy can be useful in any family situation that causes stress, grief, anger or conflict. It can help you and your family members understand one another better and learn coping skills to bring you closer together.
Family Trauma Therapy is an approach used that is a hybrid, trauma-informed treatment plan preserving the safety of the child and family first and then adding a plan to heal the consistent interactional trauma which caused a loss of attachment and nurturance within the family.
Other areas where family therapy may help include:
Child or adolescent issues
Mental health, illness, or disability
Grief and loss
We offer supervision on a one-to-one, occasional or ad hoc basis to individuals and groups at our site in Swadlincote.
One to one supervision
One to one supervision is suited to those wishing to develop their practice, or who are working towards accreditation with a relevant professional body. It allows time to explore issues and challenges in depth and to develop effective ways to deal with them. We have an expectation that supervisees adhere to the appropriate ethics for their practise.
Equine Facilitated Supervision
One to one supervision is suited to practitioners who wish to develop their practise in an experiential way. Working with equines involves different types of communication and connection than humans might be used to. As with humans, equines demonstrate emotions with adjustments in their body language; these changes are often more obvious in equines given their large size. It allows an experiential way to explore issues and challenges of the therapeutic relationship and for the practitioners to consider their embodied relationship with the client and how this influences their practise.
Group supervision allows an exchange of experiences in a supportive environment that is facilitated by an experienced practitioner. It suits those wishing to develop their practice in a specific area. Group supervision can also be helpful for teams to aid understanding, develop skills, and gain expert input.
We offer mentoring on specific areas that are linked to professional practice in the field of coaching and equine facilitated learning.
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Supervision services are available in-person, phone or online. Call for a ‘no-obligation’ initial 20 minute session during which goals and approaches will be discussed.
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