Therapies used by our psychologists

 

Rose, Jodi and Rowena have completed training in a variety of evidence-based therapies.

Below is a brief description of several different therapies that will be offered to you, depending on your symptoms and situation.

 
 
 
 
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Cognitive behavioural therapy

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, or CBT, is a goal-oriented evidence-based treatment that has been shown to reduce the symptoms of mental illness, increase self-awareness and improve emotional wellbeing.

acceptance + commitment therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, commonly known as ACT, is an action-oriented approach to therapy. It focuses on learning to stop avoiding, denying, and struggling with emotions and unhelpful thoughts that prevent you from moving forward.

schema therapy

Schema Therapy helps change long-standing behaviour patterns by shifting entrenched unhelpful beliefs and coping styles. In Schema Therapy we work with you to identify and explore the origins of your schemas.

Compassion focused therapy

Compassion involves feelings of acceptance, empathy, warmth, kindness, caring and a wish to relieve suffering. Self-compassion involves these same qualities turned towards yourself, particularly when you feel painful emotions, or when you feel strongly self-critical.

 

Eye movement desensitisation + reprogramming

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy, more often known as EMDR, is an integrative approach to psychotherapy, based on a range of physiological and psychological principles, which incorporates eye movements and other forms of physical stimulation into psychological procedures.

interpersonal psychotherapy

Interpersonal Psychotherapy is a structured, short-term therapy, which focuses on changing the interpersonal factors that make you susceptible to, cause, and maintain distress. It focuses on mood disorders because of the common association between relationship difficulties and/or breakdowns with depressive reactions.

positive psychology

Psychology has traditionally focused on mental health problems and psychological deficits, with research and practice primarily aiming to identify and treat mental health disorders. While this has been important, it has not always considered the factors that allow people to succeed and flourish.

mindfulness

Most of us spend very little time in the present moment. Instead we are dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. In fact research suggests that we spend about 47% of our waking hours thinking about something other than what we are doing.