Annie Curran-White



As an Integrative counsellor I draw on a variety of well established approaches which I adapt to meet your needs, creating an approach that helps you and your situation. The key theories include:

Person Centred Counselling

Which seeks to enable the development of a trusting relationship created through empathy, non-judgemental listening and honesty. This creates a safe space for you to explore who you really are and what you really want. 

Psychodynamic Counselling

Which enables links to be made with our past, recognising that childhood relationships can affect our current relationships. Psychodynamic counselling enables the discovery of links between the past and the present, revealing unhelpful patterns. You are then able to explore different and potentially more beneficial ways to live our life. 

CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

How we think about life can have a profound affect upon how we feel and behave. We often get stuck with unhelpful thoughts that then trap us with unhelpful feelings.  CBT explores the negative thoughts we may have about ourselves and uses practical ways of helping us to change them. 

In addition to the above I may draw upon experiential, art and play therapies as these often help access deeper thoughts and feelings. 

Psychotherapy Vs Counselling

These terms are often used to mean the same thing. However, the difference is in the recommended time required to see benefits. Counselling usually refers to a brief treatment that centres around behaviour patterns. Psychotherapy focuses on working for a longer-term and draws from insight into emotional problems and difficulties.