Our Services All our sessions are carried out in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment in our counselling room at the North East Business and Innovation Centre just on the bank of Sunderland’s River Wear. Our counselling room is of a high standard offering space, tranquillity, peace and comfort. To ensure you receive the highest of standards you will be offered tea, coffee or other refreshments to ensure you are made to feel at ease ready for the process of growth to start. We tailor make all our services to the individual needs of each and every client placing them at the very centre of the therapeutic process and giving them autonomy over their journey. We offer a vast range of services and if there is any specific service you require then we can work together to make it happen. Individual Therapy Within individual therapy we will work together to explore whatever it is that brings you to counselling. We will create a unique relationship based around trust and respect, where everything that is discussed between us will be regarded as confidential. You will be offered the opportunity to direct your therapy in whichever direction you choose allowing you to explore your feelings in your own time and when you are ready we will arrive at the very core of your concerns. Individual therapy is usually face to face but we do also offer online counselling for people who may find coming to a counselling room too difficult. Employee Assistance Programmes Results from the Thriving at Work Report by Stevenson and Farmer tell us that poor mental health at work costs UK employers between £33 and £42 billion per year. Stevenson and Farmer report that it is their vision that within the next 10 years there will be significant change and improvement within this sector. Here at Lighthouse Therapy Group we offer unique and bespoke mental health and wellbeing packages for all companies regardless of size. We offer your employees one on one counselling and we also offer tailor made mental health workshops to help increase awareness of their own mental wellbeing. Couples Therapy No matter how much we love our partner we can still find our relationships difficult and at times they become strained. This does not necessarily mean we don’t love each other anymore it is just evidence that we are still individuals within the relationship and that we are all constantly changing. Within couples’ therapy we will all work together in an environment of trust where we will truly listen without judgement and try to view the relationship from each other’s eyes in order to gain greater understanding and appreciation of the relationship dynamics. Couples therapy can be extremely useful in helping people in a relationship come back together and reconnect but sometimes this is not the case, sometimes the relationship may have just run its course and it is best for both parties to go their own ways. Couples therapy also helps during these circumstances as it will help both individuals come to terms with the ending of the relationship and it will help to support an amicable separation. Group Therapy Group therapy is an incredibly useful activity where we can evaluate ourselves and our issues through the eyes of like minded individuals. Through the support of a group we can make encouraging discoveries such as; others have similar concerns, we’re not alone in our despair and there is help and support out there. Another great benefit of group counselling is that it allows us to gain a greater understanding of our interpersonal skills and how we relate to other people. Each group will be setup for different and specific issues such as; Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement & Grief, Cancer, Anticipatory Grief, Hopelessness and Isolation. You may find that attending a group for a specific issue results in the emergence of other issues and as a group we will adapt and work around whatever is presented to the group.