Therapies

EMDR Therapy

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing and is a phased treatment approach used to help with processing overwhelming past experiences. Using bilateral stimulation (eye movements, tapping, sounds) information that has been stored in an excitable, unhelpful way in your nervous system is connected to the healthier, more helpful information in the rest of your brain.

For more information relating to the phases of EMDR Therapy, please have a look at this video.

Schema Therapy

A schema is an organising principle in your mind, made up of memories, thoughts, urges to act, feelings and sensations. We all have both healthy and unhealthy schemas, based on how well the environment we grew up in met the needs we were born with. Schema therapy helps you to transport unhelpful schemas by understanding the origins of your unhelpful schemas by understanding the origins of your unhelpful schemas, and making changes to your behaviour, thinking habits, and your ways of relating to yourself and others.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Through the use of this therapy, you will learn psychological skills to deal with painful or unwanted thoughts and feelings effectively, through the use of mindfulness skills, so that these thoughts have less influence over you. It also helps you to clarify what is important and meaningful to you by identifying your values and uses this knowledge to motivate and guide change.

You can find more information on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy here.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

CBT helps people understand the relationship between thinking patterns, behaviour patterns, and emotions, and to make changes to behaviour and thinking patterns to improve emotional wellbeing.

Therapies to address Structural Dissociation

Everybody dissociates from time to time. Compartmentalising, or disconnecting from the present moment is a normal human experience that can be very useful. When we talk about dissociation in a therapeutic sense, we are meaning those individuals who use dissociation as a way to cope with stress, where it causes challenges in day-to-day functioning. Therapies to address this aims to understand the purpose of compartmentalisation and establish internal harmony.