A range of therapies are offered to suit your needs and we always use a flexible and tailored approach. Each of the different techniques (outlined below) can be used on their own or blended together to provide you with most appropriate and helpful course of therapy. Don’t worry if you’re not sure which of these techniques is best for you; during your initial consultation we will help to identify what therapy would be most beneficial to help you achieve your goals and meet your needs.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is based on the theory that psychological symptoms are related to the interaction of thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. In Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, the therapist and client work together on identifying and directly challenging and changing thoughts, feelings and behaviors that may be maintaining symptoms. Homework tasks can often be useful for the client to complete outside of sessions.
Person Centred Therapy (PCT) (also known as “Client-Centred” or “Rogerian”)
Person Centred Therapy (PCT) focuses on an individual’s self worth and values. It is based on the assumption that a client seeking help in the resolution of a problem they are experiencing, can enter into a relationship with a counsellor who is sufficiently accepting and permissive to allow the client to freely express any emotions and feelings. This will enable the client to come to terms with negative feelings, which may have caused emotional problems, and develop inner resources. The objective is for the client to become able to see him/herself as a person and accept who they are with the power and freedom to change and reconnect with themselves.
Solution Focussed Brief Therapy (SFBT)
Solution Focussed Brief Therapy (SFBT) focuses on what clients want to achieve through therapy rather than on the problem(s) that made them seek help.
The approach does not focus on the past, but instead, focuses on the present and future.
The therapist will use respectful curiosity to invite the client to envision their preferred future and then therapist and client start attending to any moves towards it whether these are small increments or large changes. To support this, questions are asked about the client’s story, strengths and resources, and about exceptions to the problem.
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) focusses very much on the language we use and the ways in which we can communicate more effectively with others. NLP explores the relationships between how we think (neuro), how we communicate (linguistic) and our patterns of behaviour and emotion (programmes).