We use the following therapeutic methods
Person-Centred Therapy (PCT)
As Person-centred therapists we try to understand our clients’ experience from their point of view. We are open and genuine and aim to make our clients feel accepted. We feel this allows them to find their own acceptance of themselves and truly understand their feelings.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a more directive approach that focuses on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are all connected. CBT helps break down this cycle into individual parts so together we look at each part in more detail in the hope of producing more positive outcomes.
Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)
SFT is a goal-directed collaborative approach that, as suggested by it’s name, focuses on the solution rather than the problem – it places emphasis on only what is changeable. SFT is future orientated, suggesting a client’s history is not essential to change.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Skills
DBT is an in-depth type of cognitive-behavioral therapy. It focuses primarily on the message “you are ok as you are, but you may also benefit from change”. DBT teaches clients four sets of behavioural skills to help them manage emotions: mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and emotion regulation.
Mindfulness is a valuable skill that has been taught for thousands of years. Focusing on the present moment with no judgement or criticism can be a very useful intervention to stop our mind from anxiously wandering to the past or future.