Types of therapy
- Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
In this new therapy, acceptance and mindfulness help clients to change their relationship with worrisome, unwanted or distressing experiences. These may include disturbing or distorted thoughts, unpleasant emotions or uncomfortable physical symptoms.
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Motivational interviewing is a counseling method that helps people resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation they need to change their behavior. It is a practical, empathetic, and short-term process that takes into consideration how difficult it is to make life changes. It was initially used with people in the addictions field, but now there is a solid evidence base for broader use. It can be integrated with other forms of therapy.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behavioral therapy is a short-term form of psychotherapy directed at present-time issues. It is based on the idea that the way an individual thinks and feels will affect the way they behave. The focus is on problem-solving, and the goal is to shift the thought patterns of clients in order to change their responses to challenging situations. A CBT approach can be applied to a wide range of mental health issues and conditions, and it is extremely effective for anxiety.
- Solutions Focused Therapy (SFT)
This is a very helpful therapy. Unlike traditional forms of therapy that take time to analyse problems, pathology and past life events, Solution-Focused Therapy concentrates on finding solutions in the present time and exploring the client’s hopes for the future to find quick resolution of their problems. This method takes the approach that you understand what you need to do to improve your own life and that, with the appropriate coaching and questioning, you are capable of finding the best solutions.
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TFCBT)
As the name implies, this is a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that addresses the specific emotional and mental health needs of individuals who are struggling to overcome the effects of trauma. Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is especially sensitive to post-traumatic stress and mood disorders resulting from childhood trauma, accumulative abuse, violence, or grief.
- Narrative Therapy
Narrative Therapy is a form of counseling that views people as separate from their problems. This allows clients to get some distance from the issue to see how it might actually be helping or protecting them more than it is hurting them. With this new perspective, individuals feel more empowered to make changes in their thought patterns and behavior and “rewrite” their life story to create a future that reflects who they are, what they are capable of, and what their purpose is, separate from their problems.
- Graphic Facilitation
Graphic Facilitation (sometimes known as graphic medicine) or Live Scribing is a powerful, highly visual technique to give clients a voice if verbal expression is challenging.
- Art Therapy
Art Therapy can be integrated with other therapies to support trauma work. It is ideal for individuals having difficulty speaking about traumatic life events.
Psychological coaching focuses on the positive aspects of the human condition, rather than on the negative, irrational, and pathological aspects of life. Coaching is specific and goal-oriented. Like sports coaching, psychological coaching concentrates on enhancing individual strengths that can be used in new and different ways to extend performance, feel better about the self, ensure smooth life transitions, deal with challenges, achieve goals, become more successful, and improve the overall quality of one’s personal and professional life.