I work with therapies that are supported by scientific research, and combine knowledge of how people learn, and how our physiology and social structures work, to help people get more out of life.
Specific therapies I practice include:
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)
A therapy for trauma, phobias, grief, and addictions that helps people to resolve negative beliefs about oneself or the world into more positive beliefs by releasing blocked physical sensations and memories using eye movements that facilitate reprocessing difficult memories.
- Schema Therapy
An integrative form of therapy that combines CBT with other therapies to help people recognise unhelpful, lifelong patterns of thoughts and behaviour that originated in childhood or adolescence, and choose new more helpful ways of thinking and behaving to improve well-beingan enhanced form of CBT that helps people recognise unhelpful, lifelong patterns of thoughts and behaviour that originated in childhood or adolescence, and choose new more helpful ways of thinking and behaving to improve well-being.
- Ego State Therapy
A therapy developed to assist people to achieve greater cooperation and harmony among the different parts of their personality that became differentiated to solve specific problems, or serve particular roles. This type of therapy is especially helpful for people who feel stuck, and troubled by internal conflicts.
- Mindfulness Based Therapies
Enhanced CBT therapies that teach people to focus on the present moment, and change our habit of spending our lives either re-living the past or worrying about the future.
- CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Helps people understand the relationships between thinking patterns, behaviour patterns and emotions, and to make changes to thoughts and behaviour to improve emotional well-being.
- DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy)
An enhanced type of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
- Positive Psychology
An evidence-based approach to life that underlies all the therapies that I practice.
- Motivational Interviewing
Motivational interviewing is a therapeutic orientation as much as it is a therapy in itself; it's a way of doing therapy, rather than a model of mental illness or a set of techniques.