Treatments

DIVERSE TREATMENTS FOR DIVERSE PEOPLE

At Positive Psychology, our practitioners draw on a variety of approaches to treat different issues, difficulties and disorders.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT uses a range of experiential exercises (such as mindfulness) to reduce anxious thoughts, low mood and other psychological conditions. You will learn how to develop a transcendent sense of self, to live in the present, to take action – and to be guided by your deepest values.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT will help you become aware of your unhelpful thoughts and how they may be causing you distress. You will be taught how to replace negative thoughts with more positive ones to improve your mood.​ ​

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

DBT is an increasingly sought-after treatment for people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). It combines CBT techniques with concepts of distress tolerance, acceptance and mindfulness.

Research shows that DBT can also treat patients with complex symptoms and behaviours associated with spectrum mood disorders, including self-harm.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a psychotherapy treatment that aims to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories and enable individuals to develop more adaptive coping mechanisms.

Emotion Focused Therapy (EFS)

EFS is a short-term therapy that focuses on the development of emotional intelligence and on the importance of secure relationships.

Family therapy

Family therapy is a type of psychological counselling (psychotherapy) that helps family members improve communication and resolve conflicts.

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

IPT is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal skills. It aims to change your interpersonal behaviour by helping you adapt to different roles and situations.

Motivating Interviewing (MI)

MI attempts to increase your awareness of problems caused, consequences experienced and risks faced as a result of your behaviour. Your therapist will help you envisage a better future and become more motivated to achieve it.

Neuropsychotherapy

Neuropsychotherapy is an integrative therapy that takes into account the interplay between the mind, body, social interaction and environment, with a focus on neuroscientific research.

Play therapy for children

Play therapy helps children express their feelings through a natural, self-guided, self-healing process. Children’s experiences and knowledge are often communicated through play. It is therefore an important vehicle for them to know and accept themselves and others.

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology focuses on positive emotions to help you flourish. This form of therapy is used to help you identify your strengths to create a richer and more meaningful life.  ​

Psychodynamic psychotherapy

Psychodynamic psychotherapy is a deep form of therapy that aims to reveal your subconscious to alleviate psychic tension. Therapists and clients work together to understand your psychopathology by exploring childhood experiences.

Schema Therapy

Schema Therapy combines the best aspects of CBT, experiential, interpersonal and psychoanalytic therapies. You will learn to identify and change negative ‘schemas’ that prevent you from achieving your goals.

Sandplay therapy

Sandplay therapy is a form of psychotherapy that can heal both children and adults through a deeper connection with their psyche. By creating scenes in a tray of sand using realistic miniatures, patients set up a world corresponding to their inner state.

Solutions Focused Therapy

Solutions Focused Therapy is a form of talk therapy that centres on what you want to achieve through therapy rather than on the problems that prompted you to seek help. The approach focuses on the present and future – not the past.

Systems Therapy

Systemic Therapy approaches problems practically rather than analytically. Clients are taught to identify stagnant patterns of behaviour in groups of people such as a family, and address those patterns directly, irrespective of analysis of cause.

Clinical Hypnotherapy

Clinical hypnosis teaches patients to use a deep relaxation state to address issues such as smoking cessation, weight loss, overcoming phobias, self-improvement and anxiety , stress and pain management. Hypnosis can only be used in consultation with a qualified healthcare provider who has been trained in the use and limitations of clinical hypnosis.