Focus Counselling Services (Hull) Limited
The Focus Centre, 18 John Street,
Kingston Square, Hull, HU2 8DH
One of the advantages of coming to Focus Counselling Services (Hull) Ltd is that we offer a wide variety of therapy styles; we believe that different types of therapy suit different individuals. Focus recruits practitioners from a wide variety of modalities, we ensure all counsellors and psychotherapists have been properly trained, are overseen by a nationally recognised professional body, keep up to date with their professional development and are covered by appropriate levels of insurance and codes of ethics.
As an Organisational Member of BACP we are bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, the Ethical Guidelines for Researching Counselling and Psychotherapy (where organisations undertake research) and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure for the time being in force.
We have practitioners trained in the following counselling and psychotherapy modalities:
CBT is a therapeutic approach that addresses emotions through goal orientated procedures and challenges. It is a talking therapy that can aid in managing life problems by changing the way you think and behave. This approach has become a treatment of choice within the NHS.
Person Centred Counselling offers the client the opportunity to take their work in a direction that they choose. Working in a comfortable and non-judgemental environment it is possible for the client to find their own solutions to their problems or make the correct choices for themselves.
In Gestalt therapy the therapist pays particular attention to how the client experiences their world and their relationship with the therapist. The therapist and client work together to raise self-awareness and understand themselves. Gestalt therapists may also support a client in experimentation with new ways of functioning.
Systemic Therapy looks at the relationships between individuals and groups and the patterns and dynamics between them. Systemic or Family Therapy looks at problems in a practical rather than analytical way.
This style of counselling integrates different therapeutic approaches into a coherent whole. The practitioner may adapt the counselling to fit either the type of problem or person. Integrative Therapy often involves negotiating with the client as to how they would like the therapy to proceed and what might have been beneficial previously.
Supervision is the process whereby a peer ensures that a counsellor is addressing the needs of their clients. Focus can provide supervision for both experienced and newly qualified practitioners and our team has experience in supporting staff working with vulnerable people.
Coaching is a process that enables a client to reach their potential by exploring their needs, desires and motivations. Through this process it is possible for the client to learn and develop and for their performance to improve.
Mediation is a tool that can be used to help parties in opposition overcome or minimise the impact of a particular disagreement. This is done with the use of a neutral third party (Mediator). Mediation is a form of dispute resolution.
Mindfulness is a tool that helps you focus your attention on the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you. Mindfulness is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as a way to prevent depression in people who have had three or more bouts of depression in the past.