My therapeutic apporach is mostly based on Behaviour therapy. Over the years I ahve witness great gains for my clients by using this apporach. With client the first stage is to work on identifying the unwanted behaviour then together make a hterapeutic plan to change or adapt the behaviour. For example, a client who feels anxious around dogs would learn a more appropriate response to these animals. Problems which respond well to this type of therapy include phobias, anxiety attacks and eating disorders. Thorought the eahling process a use a range of behaviour modification techniques.
I believe that the action plan has to has to be realistic and have attainable goals. The aim would be that the unwanted behaviour stops altogether or is changed in such a way that it is no longer a problem.
Clients will taught skills to help them manage their lives more effectively. For example, they may be taught how to relax in situations that produce an anxiety response and rewarded or positively reinforced when desirable behaviour occurs. Another method used involves learning desirable behaviour by watching and copying others who already behave in the desired way. In general, the behavioural approach is concerned with the outcome rather than the process of change.
Throughout the counselling process I use the skills of listening, reflection and clarification in a way that is revealing and clarifying the client's thoughts and feelings in order to attain the agreed goals.