I use a range of different therapy approaches and tools to suit each individual. The main approaches I use are: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), strengths-based, solution-focused and person-centred therapies.
CBT is a treatment model which is structured, short-term and present-orientated, focusing on solving current problems and modifying dysfunctional thinking and behaviour.
ACT is based on living a "rich, full and meaningful life" by accepting thoughts and feelings instead of fighting them , and taking effective action, guided by the client's deepest values.
Strengths-based therapy involves using the client's own existing strengths and capacities to enable change.
Solution-focused therapy is brief and future-focused.
Person-centred therapy (also known as the Rogerian approach) is self-directed and allows the client to grow and develop.
When working with children I use play-therapy which is a non-threatening, gentle and fun method of engaging a child through play.