Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that focuses on the way you think and behave in order to help you cope with difficulties you might be facing. At its core, CBT understands that our thoughts, feelings, bodies and behaviours are all intrinsically connected. When we have difficulties in any one of these areas, it automatically impacts the others, sometimes resulting in a vicious cycle where people feel trapped by a problem.
CBT helps people to identify and then disrupt these vicious cycles by intervening at multiple levels to allow positive change to happen. It currently has the widest evidence base of all of the talking therapies and has been shown to be an effective way of treating a number of different mental and physical health conditions.
Systemic therapy is also known as Family Therapy. Our psychologists integrate their systemic skills into other models of therapy, such as CBT.
Systemic interventions help people find new ways to view and do things to help resolve unhelpful patterns we might have fallen into. This way of working acknowledges the importance of our closest relationships.
Hypnotherapy gives positive ideas or ‘suggestions’ to help resolve issues which people would like to change. A calm and focused state is induced, which increases an individual’s responsiveness to these new ideas.
Research suggests that hypnotherapy is most helpful when integrated into a CBT intervention. A growing body of evidence indicates the benefits in using hypnotherapy to help with a range of conditions, including pain, fatigue, depression, anxiety and phobias.
Our therapists are also trained and influenced by Psychodynamic Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy.