What are Psychological Therapies?
There are three general categories:
- Behavioural therapies work with conscious processes and focus on cognitions and behaviours.
- Humanistic therapies seek to empower the client through self actualisation – working with the ‘here and now’.
- Psychoanalytic or psychodynamic counselling works through recognising unconscious processes and bringing them into consciousness.
At the University of Leicester, most of our courses are based on a Psychodynamic model.
We also offer two programmes in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as continuing professional development, and a Foundation Degree in Drug and Alcohol Counselling that has motivational interviewing as its core model.
Find out more about Psychodynamic and CBT therapeutic models