Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with Positive Therapy:

 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy proven to treat a wide range of psychological problems including, anxiety and depression. CBT is designed to help the individual develop a different perspective when suffering personal difficulties. It helps individuals overcome these problems by coaching them to develop effective coping strategies.

 

It is an integrative approach, which combines the use of cognitive (Meaning our thinking), behavioural (how we cope), imaginal (how we experience something) and problem solving techniques and strategies. It aims to help the individual overcome problems and deal with emotional, psychological and behavioural blocks.

 

CBT has been heavily researched and found to be successful in treating problems such as, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, severe trauma and excessive worrying. It has been shown to be effective in helping people tackle depression and is also evidence based in work related stress and perfectionistic type problems. CBT can also be effective in treating social anxiety in general as well as in ADHD. It is also an excellent treatment when working with eating and personality disorders. More recent developments have found CBT to be a successful treatment for chronic health problems and pain management.

 

CBT is a very individual approach and differs from person to person depending on the difficulties they bring., but does aim to help individuals develop a range of techniques such as, changing thinking patterns, modify beliefs about the world, manage negative self talk, develop self compassion and break unhelpful coping behaviours.

 

What to expect – The first session will spend time developing a deep understanding of the difficulties affecting you and discussing how we can together work through these difficulties. It is natural to be nervous especially as you are talking about the things that upset you the most. I aim to make the first session a space where you can get comfortable with me and discussing personal difficulties, please be assured that I will make all your sessions as comfortable as possible with the up most confidentiality. After the initial assessment we will meet for regular sessions in order work through and unravel some of the difficulties you are experiencing.

 

 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy:

 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of psychotherapy quite uniquely different to other forms. It is focused on getting people out of their minds and into their lives. It is focused on understanding what you want the meaning of you life to stand for. It uses a persons core values to guide, motivate and inspire meaningful behavioural change.

 

ACT as from suggested by the name has two concepts it aims to teach you mindfulness based skills which will help you handle painful thoughts and feelings in a way that they will have less impact on you. The other component helps you commit to clarifying what is truly important to you by helping you connect with your values so that they guide, motivate and enrich you to set meaningful goals and to take action that brings fulfillment to your life, whilst inevitably accepting the pain that goes with it.

 

ACT has been proven to be effective in treating a wide range of problems these have included, bereavement, anxiety, depression, trauma  and work related stress. It has also been proven to be extremely beneficial in working with people diagnosed with chronic health problems such as, Diabetes and COPD. Being diagnosed with a chronic health condition can be life changing and deep loss of self-identity among other difficulties. ACT does not aim to change what cannot be changed, but helps people to connect to what they value and reevaluate their meaning of life.

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