We specialise in providing a range of therapeutic modalities to create meaningful treatment plan to support you in working through life challenges and evolving into your potential. Our treatment approaches are evidence based which means that research studies have found benefit in these treatment approaches being effective for a range of challenges we work with.
The term ‘dialectical’ means ‘working with opposites’. DBT uses seemingly opposing strategies of ‘acceptance’ and ‘change’.
The therapist accepts you just as you are but acknowledges the need for change in order for you to recover, move forward and reach your personal goals.
During a course of DBT, the therapist works with you to help you move away from a chaotic life and towards a life that you find personally meaningful and fulfilling. DBT involves developing two sets of acceptance-oriented skills and two sets of change-oriented skills.
Engaging with CBT can help people reduce stress, cope with complicated relationships, deal with grief, and face many other common life challenges.
CBT works on the basis that the way we think and interpret life’s events affects how we behave and, ultimately, how we feel. Studies have shown that it is useful in many situations.
More specifically, CBT is a problem-specific, goal-oriented approach that needs the individual’s active involvement to succeed. It focuses on their present-day challenges, thoughts, and behaviours.
ACT gets its name from one of its core messages: accept what is out of your personal control and commit to action that improves and enriches your life.
The aim of ACT is to maximise human potential for a rich, full and meaningful life. ACT does this by :
There is a growing number of therapy approaches that incorporate mindfulness training.
Mindfulness involves paying attention to each event experienced in the present moment within our body and mind, with a non-judgmental, non-reactive and accepting attitude. In learning to be mindful, we can begin to counter many of our everyday sufferings such as stress, anxiety and depression because we are learning to experience events in a more impersonal and detached way. Central principles and mechanisms of mindfulness include equanimity and impermanence.