Person-centred therapy is based on the assumption that you are able to manage your life and naturally strive towards self-healing, growth and fulfilment under the right circumstances. Basically – you are the expert in your life! Just as plants need the right conditions for growth, humans too need the right conditions to reach their full potential.
Positive psychology was a movement in psychology from the focus on mental illness towards mental wellness. Seligman, the founder of the movement, reminds us that psychology is not only the study of pathology but also of strength and virtue. We will focus on your strengths and how to build the best things for your life in order to foster happiness, growth, resilience and wellbeing.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
The cognitive-behavioural approach is based on the concept that our thoughts, behaviours and emotions are all linked and have an affect on our wellbeing. We will assist you in gaining insight into your thinking and behavioural patterns which have developed over time, while assisting you in developing new ways of thinking and behaving to reduce distress.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Acceptance and commitment therapy has an emphasis on creating a life that is rich and meaningful while also acknowledging and accepting aspects of life that are painful. The aim of ACT is to improve your psychological flexibility by focusing on your ability to really be in the present moment. This involves acknowledging and accepting your current experience, whether that is your thoughts, emotions or situations, in a non-judgemental way as there is no ‘wrong’ or ‘right’ way to feel or think.
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Solution-focused therapy is based on focusing on the solution rather than the problem, with an emphasis on what you would like to change in your life and what will work best for you. Rather than recounting or trying to ‘fix’ the problem, paying attention to disappointments (which we all have experience with); you will gain insight into your strengths, skills, achievements, coping mechanisms and resources; looking for workable solutions and repeating what has been successful for you.
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