Types of Therapy
As a therapist I know that therapy should be as individual as you are. What works best for one may not be effective at all for someone else.
As a result, I am constantly striving to learn more and more techniques to tailor the perfect therapy plan for each individual. With this in mind, I am committed through Continued Professional Development to expanding my knowledge and 'toolbox' to ensure that everyone I work with has the most effective, thorough and quickest results achievable.
Below you can find some of the most common therapy types I use in my practice. Click on the links to read more
Suggestion therapy gives positive suggestions and is used to motivate individuals to achieve desired changes. This type of therapy is ideal for the simpler types of problems such as nail biting, pre-test or public speaking nerves, relaxation, confidence boosting etc; and most only require one or two sessions perhaps with a booster later on.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy works at the level of the neo-cortex, the rational, logical, language part of the brain.
It seeks to identify maladaptive cognitions (thoughts and feelings) and then to identify and implement the most effective strategies and coping mechanisms to reduce the impact of the negative cognitions and resulting feelings and actions or behaviours.
Coaching and Goal Setting
Coaching and goal setting gives a client clarity of thought and structure in identifying goals with well formed outcomes. It can also identify and super-charge motivation, commitment and efficiency, help a client to push their boundaries and limitations in a productive and constructive way and to exceed even their own expectations in many area such as personal goals, corporate performance, and sporting performance and achievement.
Memory reconsolidation is the erasing of old outdated neural pathways that hold long-held, implicit emotional leanings and formation of new pathways and synapses containing more helpful learnings and patterns. This can be done in many different ways and help many different symptoms at a profound and permanent level.
Beliefs work is a therapy that is conducted at the same neo-cortex level as CBT but it is focussed on belief systems and their impact on day to day emotions and mental well being. by understanding these beliefs and the impact they are having, an individual can often update or adapt them for more helpful ones and learn to manage thinking and feeling in a most beneficial way with far reaching impact
Analytical therapy operates on the doctrine of cause and effect. It is a longer process than simple suggestion therapy but it seeks to identify and resolve the root cause of the problem, thereby negating the need for the presenting symptoms and ensuring a more complete and longlasting resolution.
Coherence therapy seeks to erase unhelpful. mistaken or limiting beliefs held at the deep emotional level of the brain known as the limbic system which is purely emotional and below the level of language.
If an unhelpful or limiting belief is subconsciously challenged by new information being processed at a conscious level we experience what is known as cognitive dissonance and this is felt by the individual as anxiety or another symptom that is within oneself but outside of ones control.