Types of Therapy we Offer

There are many schools of psychotherapeutic treatments. Though, fundamentally, there are two primary philosophical models of psychotherapy: ‘psychodynamic’ and ‘cognitive’/’behavioural’, both of which are types of therapy offered by CBT Counselling.

Psychodynamic therapies

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Psychodynamic therapies focus on a patient’s unconscious process by having that person talk freely about his or her thoughts or feelings, and it aims to delve into past memories that might yield understanding of present problems. Subtypes of dynamic therapy include psychoanalysis – a long-term therapy that patients can engage in multiple times a week – to short-term psychodynamic therapy, which has a 20-session protocol.

Cognitive/behavioural therapies

Cognitive/behavioural therapies, on the other hand, are based on understanding one’s thought process or behaviours in the present and identifying how dysfunctional patterns in these areas may contribute to a larger life problem. By gaining awareness of these thought patterns, patients can work with therapists to change them. Cognitive/behavioural therapies are more structured than psychodynamic therapies and tend to be shorter in duration, depending on the person’s needs.

But, not everyone who undergoes therapy will have a mental health disorder; to the contrary, therapeutic treatments can be helpful to learn how to deal with stressful and challenging situations using healthy coping skills.

The success of a particular therapeutic approach depends on the needs of the individual client. For this reason, many therapists use elements of several approaches. But whatever therapeutic plan is chosen it must always to be considered a work in progress requiring vigilant and regular revaluation by both client and therapist to ensure the therapy is being effective.

Some of the types of therapy we offer are:

Please note: The information provided as to therapies below is offered as general educational content only and may not fully address the issues intended to be described.

+ Acceptance Commitment Therapy

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of counselling and a branch of clinical behaviour analysis. It is an empirically based psychological …

+ Behavioural Therapy

Behavioural therapy (or behavioural psychotherapy) is a broad term referring to clinical psychotherapy that uses techniques derived from behaviourism …

+ Bereavement & Grief Counselling

Bereavement counselling (or Grief counselling) is a form of psychotherapy that aims to help people cope with the physical, emotional, social, spiritual and cognitive …

+ Cognitive Analytic Therapy

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) is distinctive due to its intensive use of reformulation, its integration of cognitive and analytic practice and its collaborative nature …

+ Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is about training the mind. The way our minds work, the way we analyse things, the way we react to things, all stem from …

+ Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy that began with efforts to treat borderline personality disorder. There is evidence that DBT …

+ Exposure Therapy

Exposure therapy is a technique in behaviour therapy to treat specific anxiety disorders. Exposure therapy involves exposing the patient to the anxiety source or its context …

+ Humanistic Therapy

Humanistic therapy is a multi-dimensional therapeutic philosophy which engages various techniques designed to help the client develop a stronger, healthier …

+ Logotherapy (Resilience)

Logotherapy is a school of psychology and a philosophy based on the idea that we are strongly motivated to live purposefully and meaningfully, and that we find meaning in life …

+ Mindfulness-based CBT

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is an approach to psychotherapy that uses cognitive behavioural therapy methods in collaboration with mindfulness meditative practices …

+ Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (or psychoanalytic psychotherapy): Is a form of depth psychology, the primary focus of which is to reveal the unconscious content of a client’s psyche …

+ Person-Centred Therapy

Person-Centred therapy is an approach which mainly focuses on the therapeutic relationship between the counsellor and client with the therapist aiming to provide …

+ Narrative Therapy

Narrative Therapy is a style of therapy that helps people become and embrace being an expert in their own lives. In narrative therapy, there is an emphasis on …

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