How we work

How OK Talk Counselling works

Through working with a fully trained, highly skilled professional counsellor at OK Talk Counselling, the client will be able to fully explore their issue[s], gain clarity of the situation and develop a deeper understanding of themselves. This increased clarity and understanding can help to identify useful behavior changes and develop new coping skills.

OK Talk Counselling works with clients experiencing a range of issues, such as


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low mood
  • Stress
  • Relationship issues
  • Low self-esteem or lack of confidence
  • Grief
  • Anger
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Addiction
  • Eating Disorders
  • Unhappiness
  • Illness 

OK Talk Counselling uses a range of approaches and therapies, including:


  • Person-centred therapy

This therapy encourages the client to see themselves as the master of their own personal growth with the counsellor providing positive support and empathy


  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy

With this therapy, the counsellor and client explore unconscious and past experiences which may be deep-rooted and negatively influencing current behavior


  • Solution-focused therapy

Here, the focus of the therapy is not dwelling on the past but promoting positive change in the client’s present and future


  • Transactional analysis

This involves exploring a client’s adoption of three ego states – Parent, Adult and Child – and how each can determine that individual’s interaction and behavior towards others


  • Cognitive behavioural therapy [CBT]

This therapy focuses on helping the client identify and challenge negative feelings, thoughts and behavior so they can deal with situations in a more positive way


  • Emotionally focused therapy

With this therapy, the counsellor helps the client, typically families and couples, to understand their own and others’ emotions with the aim of improving the relationship


  • Creative therapy

This therapy involves helping the client explore feelings and emotions through a range of expressive and creative techniques beyond talking, such as writing, sand play and music


  • Art therapy

Uses techniques of artistry including drawing, painting and photography as a way for the client to express, communicate and explore issues, feelings and emotions beyond words


  • Family therapy

This therapy enables couples, family members or others in close relationships to safely share and explore difficult thoughts or emotions and experience different perspectives


  • Play therapy

Most commonly used with children, play therapy encourages expression in a safe, secure and comfortable environment

Corporate engagement

OK Talk Counselling also works with corporate clients who are running a staff wellness programme which focuses on the importance of employee emotional wellbeing and mental health. This, in turn, can help reduce sick days, absenteeism and make the workplace a healthier and happier environment for all.