We pride ourselves on providing a range of services that are informed by the latest knowledge and research. The basic principles of our approaches are derived from a framework based on empirically validated models/therapies.
Our approaches recognise the interplay between biology, genetics, psychology, and society.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a short-term, goal-oriented, psycho-educational approach. It views cognitions as the root of human psychological distress, asserting that beliefs and thoughts influence actions and behaviours.
CBT is the preferred mode of therapy in the treatment of many mental health conditions.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a principle-based psychotherapy.
It is aimed at acceptance and tolerance of psychological distress, rather than avoidance or trying to rid oneself of these experiences.
It is primarily used to treat Borderline Personality Disorder, post-traumatic stress, substance use and depression.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is primarily a behavioural therapy that assists clients to break free from rigid/inflexible belief systems and behaviour patterns.
Its strength lies in assisting clients to experience distressing thoughts and emotions without becoming paralysed by them.
Schema Therapy is an integrative approach to treatment that combines the best aspects of a range of different therapies into one unified model. Schemas are important beliefs and feelings about oneself and the environment which the individual accepts without question.
We view the world through our schemas.
Play Therapy is a modern and intuitive approach to treating a wide scope of children’s emotions and behaviours.
It is primarily used with children aged between 3 and 12 years of age.
Play allows children to explore their emotions freely through play with toys and games, in a safe and comfortable environment.
Family Therapy is designed to transcend simple cause and effect explanations that attribute deficits within the individual.
It also includes meaningful intervention addressing those aspects of family function that lead to maladaptive behaviour and the increase of anxiety and distress within the family.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) shifts the emphasis of emotional and psychological problems to the interpersonal sphere.
IPT aims to identify and resolve current interpersonal difficulties that are thought to be related to a client’s presenting issues
EFT is a unique empirically-based approach, based on methods designed to help people accept, express, regulate, make sense of and transform emotion.
Clients also learn how to communicate their emotional experience more efficiently and how to understand the emotions of others.