* Addiction Counselling

Addiction Counselling: A form of counselling that deals specifically with addictive behaviour: substance abuse; (drugs,alcohol, food) behavioural addiction (Gambling, internet, sexual) focusing on support, risk assessment, awareness of addictive cycles. Its ultimate goal is to promote abstinence and recovery.

* Art Therapy

Art Therapy a form of psychotherapy and self-expression. It involves the encouragement of self-expression through art making to create a visual representation of thoughts and feelings. No previous experience of art is necessary.

*Group Therapy

At Beacon of Light Counselling and Family Centre we offer Group Therapy to those who have undergone significant counselling sessions with a counsellor/ psychotherapist and who we feel may benefit from working with issues in a group setting. Group Therapy can be beneficial for people suffering with anxiety and or social phobia. Members experiencing similar difficulties can find solace and understanding in within a group where similar issues can be discussed and shared. Group Therapy requires the participants to sign up to confidentiality. It is a non-judgemental
place where respect and empathy is shared. Often-times,we may feel like we are the only one struggling — but we’’re not. It can be a relief to hear others discuss what they’re going through, and realize we’’re not alone.

* Brief Solution Focused Therapy

Brief Solution Focused Therapy is usually over 4-8 sessions to address a particular issue in isolation.The desired outcome is to focus on solution and re-solution of a particular issue causing distress.

* CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a relatively short term, focused approach to the treatment of many types of emotional, behavioural and psychiatric problems such as depression, anxiety,OCD, social anxiety, phobias and plenty more. Helps to identify unhelpful thoughts and behaviours and learn or relearn healthier life skills and habits.

* Crisis Intervention

Crisis Intervention is a therapeutic intervention used when clients exhibit extreme levels of chaos and unmanageability. Some inter agency work may occur trying to re-stabilise the clients crisis state.The ultimate aim is working towards fostering coping skills and building support networks.

*Grief loss & Bereavement

Grief counseling is a form of psychotherapy that aims to help people cope with grief and mourning following the death of loved ones, or with major life changes that trigger feelings of grief (e.g., divorce, separation, miscarriage, abortion). Bereavement counselling is designed to help people cope more effectively with the death of a loved one. Specifically,bereavement counselling can: offer an understanding of the mourning process. explore areas that could potentially prevent you from moving on.


Life Coaching is a less in depth form of intervention that addresses personal or business goals. Clients are encouraged to identify and set clear and realistic goals and progression is measured and time related.Any obstacles that occur along the way are addressed.

* Reality Therapy

William Glasser devised this therapy to assess the needs of individuals and address the lack of basic needs being met.The therapy focuses on the here and now actions of the client and their ability to create and choose a better future.

* Systemic Family Therapy

Systemic Family Therapy, also known as Couple or Family Therapy, is a means of intervention that attempts to understand and address human beings’ pain and distress within the context in which it occurs i.e. the family or relationship environment.

If you have a particular issue some of these therapies can be particularly effective in treatment of
specific symptoms. A clinical staff member will be able to advise you of a treatment plan.