Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR)
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a therapeutic approach that helps clients to stop avoiding, denying and struggling with their deeper emotions which can sometimes cause unhelpful patterns in life.
An ACT approach helps people to learn to accept their deeper feelings as appropriate responses to some of the situations they have found themselves in.
Using this approach, people can learn to understand and accept their situation, as well as the limits they haveimposed in moving forward in a meaningful way. They can then learn to move forward in their lives despite their hardships and commit to making necessary changes.
An ACT approach encourages people to listen to their own self talk and decide if an action is required or whether acceptance is required for what the situation is. Commitment is made to stop using the old patterns to face difficulties and instead chose to practise behaviour that is more in line with personal values and goals.
Mindfulness based cognitive therapy
Compassion focussed therapy (CFT)
Solution focused therapy (SFT)
As the name suggests solution focused therapy (SFT) understands the problem as a means to focus on the solution. Sessions are focussed on the present rather than exploring childhood issues or learnt patterns.
It can be a way of working that allows people to focus on real workable solutions as quickly as possible. This approach a realistic amount of motivation from the client to help find the solution to their problem. In short, clients must want to change.
By exploring the default problem pattern we will explore the default solution pattern, evaluate their effectiveness and modify or replace them with problem solving approaches.
SFT is usually short terms and clients will already have access to the resources and strengths to solve their problems rather than trying to create new resources within therapy.