The integrative therapeutic approach enables clients to explore their experiences, thoughts and feelings to identify and clarify issues. We work together to develop a way forward that is most suited to client’s individual situations and needs.
This is a restorative process and it deals with deep issues from the past and the sources of your difficulties. It explores the unconscious, early relationships and past experiences in order to understand your current emotions, behaviour and thoughts. Progress with clients is regularly assessed and reviewed until client and therapist agree to end the work.
Adopted by the National Health Service (NHS) for a range of issues, CBT has been effective in managing psychological issues such as stress-related ailments, phobias, obsessions, eating disorders, and depression.
CBT emphasises that how we react to events is largely determined by our views of them, not often by the events themselves. Through examining and re-evaluating some of our less helpful views, we can develop and try out alternative viewpoints and behaviours that may be more effective in dealing with problems, coping with challenges and finding solutions to difficulties.
Acceptance and commitment therapy also known as ACT is a form of CBT. It is an empirically based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies along with commitment and behaviour change strategies to increase psychological flexibility so that clients can live a rich and meaningful life.
Hypnotherapy can help clients make the desired changes, for example, it they have an emotional or psychological problem, a bad habit or addiction they can't break, or just want to feel better about life in general. It's a perfectly safe and natural way of using our inner resources, to reorganise our thoughts and behaviours to bring about beneficial change. In addition, unlike certain drugs, there are absolutely no side effects of hypnotherapy.
Schema Therapy is an integrative approach bringing elements from CBT, attachment and object relations theories, and Gestalt and experiential therapies. Schema Therapy suggests that many negative cognitive conditions are based on our past experiences also known as schemas or patterns.
The aim of Schema Therapy with CBT is that clients will learn the coping strategies to deal with schemas that are triggered to meet their core emotional needs and help with their schema modes – unhealthy negative emotions and thoughts which are deep-rooted in their childhood or past trauma.
MCBT draws upon mindfulness meditation exercises and helps cultivate new skilful ways of dealing with what goes on in our bodies, minds and lives. In addition to the meditation exercises there is information (and discussion) on healing stress, relaxation, stress management, and how to apply mindfulness to everyday life experiences and events.
Our 10-week course is based on the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme. It explicitly addresses the negative thought patterns that can perpetuate stress and lead to depression and anxiety.