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Types of Therapy Available
Your psychologist or therapist will guide you to the most appropriate therapy, below are just examples of the types of therapy available to you.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can be used to treat people with a wide range of mental health problems.
CBT is based on the idea that how we think (cognition), how we feel (emotion) and how we act (behavior) all interact together. Specifically, our thoughts determine our feelings and our behavior.
If this is something that you have heard about and are interested in, please contact us and we can arrange an initial assessment to see if this is how you would like to proceed.
Cognitive Analytic Therapy
Cognitive analytic therapy (or CAT) is a type of therapy that marries together ideas from analytic psychology with those from cognitive therapy. Looking at past events and experiences, the therapy aims to understand why a person feels/thinks/behaves the way they do, before helping them problem solve and develop new ways of coping.
Each programme of therapy is tailored to the individual's needs, taking into account their current situation and the problems they are dealing with.
Mentalization-based therapy (MBT) is a type of long-term psychotherapy. Mentalization is the ability to think about thinking.
It helps to make sense of our thoughts, beliefs, wishes and feelings and to link these to our actions and behaviours. Mentalization is a normal capacity that we all use in everyday life. It underpins all human relationships. However, some people find it more difficult to mentalise in certain situations than others.
MBT aims to improve a person’s capacity to mentalise. We focus on what is going on in their mind and in the minds of other people and link this to understand and alleviate problematic behaviours.
Compassion-focused therapy (CFT) aims to help promote mental and emotional healing by encouraging people in treatment to be compassionate toward themselves and other people. Compassion, both toward the self and toward others, is an emotional response believed by many to be an essential aspect of well-being. Its development may often have the benefit of improved mental and emotional health.