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Our Approach

Our treatment approach is focused on providing effective solutions. We start the process by understanding your needs and treatment goals and work with you to enhance your strengths so that you can progress independently as soon as possible. You will always be informed of the estimated duration of your treatment beforehand. Your preferences and requests are at the center of the entire treatment plan.

We adopt a holistic perspective, transcending traditional diagnostic methods. Our therapists view you as an individual and focus on your challenges, priorities, and desired outcomes.

Schema Therapy

Schema Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that is particularly helpful for people with longstanding emotional and interpersonal difficulties. It is based on the idea that many of our problems in adulthood stem from unmet emotional needs that we experienced as children, which led to the development of unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving called "schemas." Through Schema Therapy, clients work to identify and change these schemas, often by exploring past experiences and their associated emotions. This therapy approach also emphasizes the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship and developing coping strategies to manage strong emotions.

Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt Therapy is a form of experiential psychotherapy that emphasizes personal responsibility, self-awareness, and the present moment. This approach views individuals as integrated wholes, emphasizing the importance of acknowledging and integrating all aspects of oneself, including thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Gestalt Therapy often involves experiential exercises and techniques to help clients become more aware of their experiences and behaviors in the present moment. The focus of therapy is on exploring and resolving the unfinished business from the past that may be interfering with a client's ability to fully engage in the present moment. Through this therapy approach, clients can learn to develop their own resources and build a stronger sense of self.

Emotion-Focused Therapy

Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) is an evidence-based, humanistic approach to psychotherapy that emphasizes the role of emotions in psychological health and well-being. This therapy approach is grounded in the idea that emotions are adaptive and have a natural flow and direction that, when accessed and processed, can lead to healing and growth. In EFT, therapists work with clients to help them identify, explore, and express their emotions in a safe and supportive therapeutic environment. Through this process, clients can learn to understand the deeper meanings and functions of their emotions and how to use them to guide their thoughts and behaviors in more adaptive ways. EFT can be used in individual, couples, and family therapy, and has been found to be effective in promoting emotional healing and personal growth.

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a mindfulness-based therapy that emphasizes the acceptance of difficult thoughts, feelings, and sensations rather than attempting to control or eliminate them. ACT is based on the idea that people can learn to develop psychological flexibility, which involves being present in the moment and choosing actions that are aligned with their values and goals, rather than being controlled by their thoughts and emotions. In ACT, clients learn to develop awareness of their thoughts and emotions and to develop new skills to manage them more effectively. This may involve techniques such as mindfulness meditation, cognitive defusion, and values clarification. Through the process of therapy, clients can learn to develop a more accepting and compassionate attitude toward themselves and their experiences and to take steps to create a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a short-term, evidence-based therapy that is focused on the relationship between thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. This approach is based on the idea that our thoughts and beliefs influence our emotions and behaviors, and that by changing our thoughts, we can change our emotions and behaviors in more adaptive ways. In CBT, clients work with their therapist to identify negative or distorted thought patterns, and to develop new ways of thinking and behaving that are more helpful and constructive. This may involve developing coping strategies to manage difficult emotions, challenging negative beliefs and assumptions, and practicing new behaviors that are more in line with the client's goals and values.

EMDR Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy is an evidence-based psychotherapy approach that is designed to help individuals overcome the effects of traumatic experiences. EMDR involves a structured process that includes sets of eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation, while the client recalls distressing experiences. This process is thought to facilitate the reprocessing of traumatic memories, allowing the individual to integrate them in a more adaptive way. EMDR also involves the development of coping strategies and resources to manage the emotional and physiological effects of trauma. EMDR can be used in individual therapy and is often used in combination with other forms of therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Solution-Focused Therapy

Solution-Focused Therapy is a goal-oriented, strength-based approach that emphasizes the identification of solutions rather than the exploration of problems. This approach assumes that individuals have the necessary resources and strengths to solve their own problems and that they are capable of developing their own solutions with the help of a skilled therapist. Solution-Focused Therapy can be used with individuals of all ages and backgrounds and has been found to be particularly effective when used with children. Our therapists use Solution-Focused Therapy with children because it is typically brief, practical, and engaging, and can help children build a sense of competence and empowerment. Solution-Focused Therapy for children involves viewing problems as skills to be developed, focusing on the child's strengths and positive qualities, and encouraging the child to think creatively and collaboratively about their goals and desired outcomes.

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