Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

The aim of Cognitive behavioral therapy is to help improve a persons mental health. CBT is based on the connection between your thoughts, emotions, physical sensations and behaviour. Negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a negative cycle and impact on your behaviour. Interventions help you deal with problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into managable smaller parts. Therapy will show you how to change negative patterns to improve the way you feel. CBT focuses on your current problems. It looks for practical ways to improve your mental health. Newer developments of CBT include mindfulness, self compassion and acceptance. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends CBT for depression and anxiety. 

Person Centred Counselling

Person-centered therapy uses a non-directive approach that allows clients to take more of a lead, you are the expert in your life, in the process, you will discover your own solutions. The therapist acts as a compassionate facilitator, listening without judgment and acknowledging the client’s experience without moving the conversation in another direction. The therapist is there to encourage and support the client and to guide the therapeutic process without interrupting or interfering with the client’s process of self-discovery.

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), is a type of therapy that places more importance on discussing solutions rather than problems. It places focus on a person's present and future circumstances and goals rather than past experiences. In this goal-oriented therapy, the therapist encourages the client to develop a vision of the future and offers support as they determine the skills, resources, and abilities needed to achieve that vision successfully. Working with your therapist towards a future in which your current problems have less of an negative impact on your life.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness means adopting a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. Mindfulness involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them, without believing, for example, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.  We can mindfully breathe, walk, eat or listen using the five senses, sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. Learn to be curious about the world around you and spend time living in the moment.