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Stuff to Know

This section offers helpful information about the issues around talking therapy,
such as your emotions and how they impact on different areas of your life and the different kinds of talking therapies.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    CBT deals with the here and now. It looks at the ways in which your thoughts and behaviours affect you. CBT recognises that events in your past, especially thought patterns and behaviours learned as a child, have shaped your… Read more »

  • Psychodynamic Therapy

    Psychodynamic therapy looks at our unconscious processes – the ways we ‘act out’, without understanding why. It can give us better self-awareness. You may be encouraged to explore unresolved issues and conflicts… Read more »

  • Humanistic Therapy

    This approach is concerned with helping a person to grow and develop (self-actualise) and works with the blocks which prevent us from reaching our full potential. Its key premises include such ideas as our behaviours are… Read more »

  • Integrative Therapy

    Integrative therapy emphasises the value of all individuals. An integrative therapist does not offer a 'one size fits all' approach. Different people need a different approach at different times. You will learn to… Read more »

  • Person Centered Therapy

    Person Centered Therapy involves a rejection of the traditionally hierarchical relationship between you and the therapist resulting in the view of you both as equals. In person-centered therapy, you determine the general… Read more »

  • Existential Therapy

    Existential therapy is based around four ‘givens’ of existence: death freedom isolation and lack of meaning. The emphasis is on the choices you can make in the present and future. Your counsellor will help you… Read more »

  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)

    Somatic Experiencing explains that we remember painful or traumatic experiences physically as well as having memories and feelings about it. Your body’s sensations (or somatic experiences) hold the key. Often, trauma… Read more »

  • Mindfulness Therapy

    This is sometimes a standalone therapy and sometimes incorporated within other therapeutic approaches. A therapist encourages people to develop a Mindfulness Practice to help them become curious about the actions of their… Read more »

  • Psychoanalytic Therapy

    Psychoanalysts believe that childhood events and unconscious feelings, thoughts and motivations play a role in mental illness, eating disorders, self -harm and addictive behaviours. Looking at early development, psychoanalysts… Read more »

  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy

    This therapy is concerned with the recognition, acceptance or realisation of our innate impulse towards peak or uplifting experiences, such as may be noticed on a spiritual path. In relation to Humanistic therapy, it may… Read more »