DBT Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a form of therapy that was originally developed to treat people with borderline personality disorder (BPD). DBT combines standard cognitive behavioural techniques for emotional regulation and reality-testing with concepts of distress tolerance, acceptance, and mindful awareness largely derived from Buddhist meditative practice.Research has shown that DBT is also effective in treating patients who present varied symptoms and behaviors associated with mood disorders, including self-depression anxiety and self harming injury.DBT strives to have the patient view the therapist as an ally rather than an adversary in the treatment of psychological issues.Accordingly, the therapist aims to accept and validate the client’s feelings at any given time, while, nonetheless, informing the client that some feelings and behaviors are maladaptive, and showing them better alternatives.Contact us about DBT Therapy … (more...)

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychological intervention that provides swift relief from emotional distress attached to memories. It is highly efficacious, removing symptoms that may have been lifelong, in a far shorter time than many other interventions. Psychologist Kirstyn Mitchell practices this technique. Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reporcessing is a technique that can be used for just about any memory that has negative feelings associated with it. EMDR is useful for "Capital T" trauma such as childhood abuse, life-threatening situations or any trauma we would categorise as significant, but you don't need to have endured a horrifying ordeal to make use of this therapy… (more...)

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Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Gottman Method Couples Therapy combines the knowledge and wisdom of more than three decades of Gottman research and clinical practice. Through interventions and exercises, it helps couples break through barriers to achieve greater understanding, connection and intimacy in their relationships. Gottman Method Couples Therapy is a structured, goal-oriented, scientifically-based therapy.Gottman Method Couples Therapy was developed out of research to help couples:Increase respect, affection, and closeness Break through and resolve conflict when they feel stuck Generate greater understanding between partners Keep conflict discussions calmResearch shows that to make a relationship last, couples must become better friends, learn to manage conflict, and create ways to support each other’s hopes for the future.The Gottman Theory For Making Relationships Work Build Love Maps: How well do you know your partner’s inner psychological world, his or her history, worries, … (more...)

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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a form of talking therapy that combines cognitive therapy and behaviour therapy. It focuses on how you think about the things going on in your life – your thoughts, images, beliefs and attitudes (your cognitive processes) – and how this impacts on the way you behave and deal with emotional problems. It then looks at how you can change any negative patterns of thinking or behaviour that may be causing you difficulties. In turn, this can change the way you feel.CBT tends to be short, taking six weeks to six months. You will usually attend a session once a week, each session lasting either 50 minutes or an hour. Together with the therapist you will explore what your problems are and develop a plan for tackling them. You will learn a set of principles that you can apply whenever you need to. … (more...)

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Schema Therapy

Schema Therapy (or more properly, Schema-Focused Cognitive Therapy)is an integrative approach to treatment that combines the best aspects of cognitive-behavioral, experiential, interpersonal and psychoanalytic therapies into one unified model. Schema-Focused Therapy has shown remarkable results in helping people to change negative ("maladaptive") patterns which they have lived with for a long time, even when other methods and efforts they have tried before have been largely unsuccessful. The Schema-Focused model was developed by Dr. Jeff Young, who originally worked closely with Dr. Aaron Beck, the founder of Cognitive Therapy. While treating clients at the Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Young and his colleagues identified a segment of people who had difficulty in benefiting from the standard approach. … (more...)

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Mindfulness is a modern reworking of ancient meditation traditions, principally Buddhist. It is designed to help you deal with day to day difficulties by putting you in control of your own mind. In difficult situations such as when a loved one is very ill or we are approaching an anxiety provoking situation (e.g. an exam) or someone makes us hopping mad, we may experiencevery strong emotions e.g. sadness, anxiety or anger in the above situations. Sometimes these emotions incapacitate us by overwhelming us or lasting a very long time. Unhelpful thoughts may accompany these emotions such as “I’ll never get over this” or “I must be stupid if I’m so scared of this exam”. Such thoughts are often believed uncritically and tend to perpetuate the strong emotions so that we are no longer in control of our minds and we can’t cope. … (more...)

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Coaching is a process through which executives are helped to improve their performance and personal effectiveness while reducing stress. Our program offers the rare opportunity to stand back and to take a fresh look at the experiences and assumptions of a lifetime. Executive coaching… … (more...)

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