I work with several therapeutic approaches, on both a long-term and time-limited basis, to suit the client. I particularly practice Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Existential Therapy.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy examines unhelpful, negative thinking styles affecting the way we behave and feel and attempts to challenge these negative thoughts resulting in improved behaviour and increased understanding and insight.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) incorporates Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness and Meditation and is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). It is a type of therapy that utilizes mindfulness techniques and cognitive therapy. Development of mindfulness in every day life can reduce stress, improve focus and aid sleep.
Solution Focused Brief Therapy concentrates on a specific area of concern, setting realistic goals, considering achievements rather than shortcomings, strengths rather than weaknesses, moving towards positive change and taking as few sessions as possible.
Existential therapy helps the client come to terms with the dilemmas of day-to-day living. The past, present and future are given equal emphasis, enabling clarification and understanding of the situation so that life can be dealt realistically, with all its essential challenges.
I also practice stress management and anger management incorporating relaxation and meditation techniques.
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