Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) has been shown in the research to effectively treat a range of psychological conditions including anxiety and depression. CBT focuses on recognising that the way we feel is often triggered by the way we think. CBT aims to question irrational thought patterns which assist you in not only regulating how you think, but regulating how you feel and behave. 

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a mindfulness-based psychological therapy focusing on acceptance of discomfort and commitment to what matters in your life. ACT provides psychological skills to manage unpleasant internal experiences (thoughts and feelings) by reducing their influence

Mindfulness based Therapy

Mindfulness is a training in self-awareness. It works by helping a person be able to redirect their attention to the present moment and to be able to accept, without judgement, that experience, so as not to get caught up in the past or future. Mindfulness practice helps to develop psychological insight and emotional healing through adopting a perspective of self as the observer without feeling overwhelmed. Mindfulness practices can be helpful with a variety of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem and stress.

Dialectial Behaviour Therapy

Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT) focuses on core difficulties with emotion regulation. It provides lots of practical skills to help manage distress, communicate emotional needs effectively, and also sooth and reduce high intensity emotions, so that they become more manageable. As a result people often find that they engage less in problematic coping styles (e.g., self-harm, and substance abuse) and have better relationships with others.

Attachment Focused Therapy

Attachment focus therapy seeks to strengthen our personal relationships. It’s done by understanding our attachment styles and history, current impact and involvement, in our relationships. Working through attachment ruptures and learning healthy attachments can help change how we relate to others and bring about healing and growth,

SCHEMA Therapy

Schemas are our important beliefs and feelings about oneself and the involvement which we accept without question. We develop our schemas early on in life which can endure negative patterns of behaviour and thinking that can be elaborated throughout our lives. We view the world through our developed schemas. Schema Therapy looks at a deeper more permanent cognitive structure of patterns of behaviour. It involves a number of experiential approaches, working with aspects of our personality to achieve lasting change on a deeper level.