Lizelle Badenhorst - Approach to Counselling
Lizelle Badenhorst - Registered Clinical Counsellor

Approaches/Therapeutic Methods

Lifespan Integration

Lifespan integration is a therapeutic process
in which the therapists goal is to connect the
client's present self, with her/his past self.
This is accomplished by mapping out the
client's memories, and then choosing one
of those events and taking the client back
in time to that event. They then resolve an
issue, connect with their former self and 
take their former self up through time to 
the present in order to connect the two 

Narrative Therapy

Narrative therapy is a method that uses the
concept of stories and applies them to ones
life. This allows the client and therapist to
solve problems from a distance, meaning 
both the client and therapist are mentally
distanced from the problem.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CBT is a therapy where new ways of thinking
are suggested to the client to improve their
everyday life. In doing so the client may 
improve her/his life one suggestion at a time.

Humanistic Therapy

Humanistic therapy aims to inform the client of 
his/her current status in the now and aid in 
recognizing their strengths and talents. It seeks
to help one grow, and enforce their creativity.

Solution Focused Therapy

Solution focused therapy or brief therapy 
focuses on solutions in order to solve 
problems one may be experiencing.
Unlike other therapeutic methods, 
solution focused therapy does not focus
on the origin of the problems a client may