Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, known as "ACT" (pronounced as the word "act"), is a mindfulness-based behavioural therapy. It utilizes an eclectic mix of metaphor and paradox with a wide range of experiential exercises and values-guided behavioural interventions. ACT aims to create a rich and meaningful life while accepting the pain that inevitably goes with it. Acceptance and commitment are about taking effective action guided by our deepest values and in which we are fully present and engaged. ACT has proven effective with a diverse range of clinical conditions.
Brainspotting is a powerful treatment that identifies, processes, and releases core neurophysiological sources of emotional / body pain, trauma, and various other challenging symptoms. Brainspotting works with the deep brain and the body through its direct access to the autonomic and limbic systems within the body’s central nervous system. It is a physiological tool/treatment which has profound psychological, emotional, and physical consequences.
Choice Theory Reality Therapy
Choice Theory (CTRT) posits that all humans have 5 basic needs that we attempt to satisfy through our behavioural choices. Choice Theory Reality Therapy focusses on the present problem and is solution-oriented and time-limited. The main goal is to help clients gain new perspectives and techniques that will help them manage challenges independently.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is goal-oriented, present-centred psychotherapy based on the principle that people's thoughts, feelings, and actions are interconnected. CBT aims to help people examine maladaptive thoughts and feeling that trap them in a vicious cycle and explore alternative healthier thinking patterns. CBT is evidence-based and a popular therapy for treating many mental health challenge.
Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) is empirically-supported psychotherapy that views emotions as central in human functioning. EFT proposes that emotions are connected to our most essential needs because emotions alert us to situations important to our well-being. Emotions also guide us to take action toward meeting our needs. As a result, persons receiving EFT treatment become more adaptive in accessing the important information and meanings about themselves and their world that the emotions contain.
The family systems approach views the family unit as a complex social system in which members interact to influence each other's behaviour. Because family members in interconnected, any interaction between family members will affect the other parts of the unit. Counsellor using this approach will focus on the system regardless of whether the counsellor is working with an individual, a couple, or the entire family. It is assumed that improvement in overall functioning will ultimately reduce the family member's symptomatology.
Narrative therapy views people as experts in their own lives. It holds problems as separate from people and that people have skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities that will help them reduce the influence of problems in their lives. Counsellor using Narrative Therapy maintains a stance of curiosity and asks questions to help clients become aware of their own ability to confront current and future problems effectively.
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences. EMDR has been used extensively to treat childhood trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, traumatic incident, grief and Panic Disorders.
Solution-Focused brief Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a short-term approach that incorporates positive psychology principles and practices. SFBT helps clients change by focussing on the solutions rather than the problems. It is a hopeful, friendly, positive emotion eliciting and future-oriented approach, which aims to motivate the client to formulate and work towards achieving and sustaining the desired change.
SFBT is suitable for people with issues that do not require long-term treatment. For clients who have experienced severe abuse or challenges, we may incorporate the SFBT approach during resource development before moving in-depth.