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Cognitive Fusion and Cognitive Distancing

A number of years ago the National Science Foundation (USA) estimated that the human brain produce as many as 12,000 to 50,000 thoughts per day depending on how ‘deep’ a thinker a person is. The truth is that many of these daily thoughts are nothing more than random mental activity. People often dwell in the […]

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OUR THERAPEUTIC MODELS

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

ACT uses several ‘techniques’ to help clients realise that worrying about their thoughts and trying to avoid them and/or their feelings will not help them relieve their distress. Once individuals have realised that trying to avoid/deny their feelings is not helping them, they are asked to consider being ‘willing’ to accept the thoughts and feelings (as just that – thoughts and feelings!) and commit to behaving in a way that is in line with their values and valued life direction. More

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented, psycho-educational approach that has been extensively evaluated. Research on CBT has provided solid empirical support for its use in many clinical conditions. CBT is the preferred mode of therapy in the treatment of many mental health conditions such as anxiety disorders and mood disorders such as depression. he CBT approach focuses on both cognitions (thoughts, beliefs, attitudes) and behaviours. More

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a principle-based psychotherapy which uses a modern blend of standard cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), meditation and Eastern Philosophy; it also incorporates elements of psychodynamic, client-centred, gestalt, paradoxical and strategic approaches. More

Emotion Focused Therapy

Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) is a unique empirically-based approach, based on methods designed to help people accept, express, regulate, make sense of and transform emotion. EFT helps in treating depression, anxiety, distress and much more. It is currently used in private practices, hospital clinics, and training centres throughout the world. The EFT’s framework aims to help clients gain a greater knowledge of emotions in general, and their own emotional system in particular. More

Family Systems Therapy

Family Systems Therapy is a way of understanding and working with present situations in the context of a family unit and past relationships or family histories. The family is viewed as a single emotional unit made up of interlocking relationships existing over many generations. This perspective suggests that individual behaviour throughout life is more closely related to the functioning in one’s original family than most people realise. More

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) shifts the emphasis of emotional and psychological problems from the interpersonal to the interpersonal sphere. IPT is described as a useful approach for clients in the ‘midst of recent conflicts with significant others and for those having difficulty adjusting to an altered career or social role or other life transition. More