TYPES OF THERAPY
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With so many different types of therapy out there, it can be difficult to know which is the right fit for you.
We specialise in treatments that comes from behavioural science which builds a detailed model of your behaviours so we can plan the best intervention to help you change. We apply a combination of Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
WHAT TO EXPECT
We offer short-term cognitive and behavioural psychotherapy.
Your therapy will:
Last for 12 sessions
Consist of one 50-minute session per week
Focus on achievable behavioural goals
Work towards changing your behaviour
Our placement therapists are all in post-graduate training and working towards accreditation. They have all passed a stringent training process in behavioural therapies and receive weekly supervision and ongoing training. We also have a team of Senior Therapists available who have completed their post-graduate training and are available to take on the more complex cases.
Please note, we sadly we do not have the appropriate specialism and medical capacity to treat people who are experiencing psychotic symptoms, chronic eating disorders, addiction issues or are actively suicidal, and we therefore cannot accept clients with these presentations for treatment.
FUNCTIONAL ANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY (FAP)
FAP treatment uses the secure base of an intense and compassionate therapeutic relationship to foster client growth. The therapist is always exquisitely sensitive to clients’ behaviour and compassionately shapes the client towards pursuing their life-values. This approach is grounded in precise behavioral science that focuses on in-session behaviors to create effective behavioral change. This interpersonal approach supercharges all other treatments and is recommended for clients with patterns of relationship issues.
The tenets of FAP are ‘Awareness, Courage and therapeutic Love’. It is an intense curative experience which empowers the client to courageously step into their own life with more harmony and build deeper interpersonal connections.
For more information see: http://functionalanalyticpsychotherapy.com
COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY (CBT)
CBT is an evidence-based treatment that focuses on the interactions between our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. clinically and research proven treatment. Behaviour therapy helps you weaken and break the connections between stress-inducing situations and your habitual reactions to them; reactions such as fear, depression or rage, and self-defeating or self-damaging behaviour.
It also teaches you how to calm your mind and body, so you can feel better, think more clearly, and make better decisions.
Cognitive therapy teaches you how certain thinking patterns are causing your symptoms – by giving you a distorted picture of what’s going on in your life, and making you feel anxious, depressed or angry for no good reason, or provoking you into self-destructive or sabotaging actions.
When combined into CBT, behaviour therapy and cognitive therapy provide you with very powerful tools for stopping your symptoms and getting your life on a more satisfying track.
ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY (ACT)
ACT is the latest development of psychological therapy which recognizes that the more we fight a problem, the worse it gets. Rather than focusing on our symptoms, it treats the core of the issue, which is usually the non-acceptance of our pain. When we reject our pain and focus all our energy on getting rid of it, we lose sight of how we want to live well.
Acceptance and commitment therapy is all about what we do in life. It is about accepting our pain and committing to activities that are in line with what we value in order to live a meaningful life.
The treatment involves: Teaching you psychological skills to deal with your painful thoughts and feelings effectively – in such a way that they have much less impact and influence over you. (These are known as mindfulness skills.)
Helping you to clarify what is truly important and meaningful to you – i.e. your values – then use that knowledge to guide, inspire and motivate you to change your life for the better.
For more information see: http://contextualscience.org/act_for_the_public