My treatment methods are very much influenced by the following schools of thought:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) looks at how your behaviour, thoughts and / or emotions may be impacting your life negatively. Through mutual exploration and the use of very effective techniques, we then find ways of diminishing the difficulties you may be experiencing. If needed, we can go beyond helping you with your difficulties and identify ways for you to live a more meaningful life.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) believes that people can get "stuck". Be it through unhelpful behaviours, unfavourable relationships with their thoughts or other things. ACT teaches ways of accepting thoughts without changing them, whilst allowing you to do things that are congruent with your true values (which we can identify together).
Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) is effective for clients with high amounts of shame, anger or anxiety. CFT believes that unhelpful experiences and our modern brains can make us see threats and lack compassion for ourselves and / or others. It makes use of effective techniques to enable us to be more self-accepting, less anxious and feel compassion for ourselves and others. This will greatly aid in use feeling a deep sense of calm and connection with others.
Schema Therapy is effective for people who have very entrenched beliefs about themselves or their environment (i.e. other people are worth more than me). It mixes techniques from other therapies such as Gestalt Therapy, CBT and Psychodynamic Therapy to help you understand how these beliefs developed and then finds ways of actively changing them.
I make use of the above approaches in order to effectively treat most problems that you may be experiencing.
A plethora of research exists that confirms these therapies to be the treatment of choice for problems such as Stress, Anxiety, Depression and much more!*