ST is sleep hygiene focused. Most people have difficulty getting to sleep at some point in their lives, but this does not usually point to a serious mental illness. Difficulty sleeping can be caused by various factors including anxiety, stress and changes in life-style. Sleep problems can result in a chronic inability to sleep normally. Sleep problems can include insomnia, sleep walking etc. It…

SFBT is goal orientated therapy. SFBT places focus on a person’s present and future circumstances and goals rather than past experiences. In this goal-oriented therapy, the symptoms or issues bringing a person to therapy are typically not targeted. This form of therapy involves first developing a vision of one’s future and then determining how internal abilities can be enhanced in…

SFT is family focused therapy. Family therapy gives families the chance to express and explore their feelings in a safe, non-judgemental environment. Working alongside a therapist, families can discuss difficulties and differences within their relationships with an aim of improving communication and finding a way forward, together. This approach looks to be inclusive and considerate of every member of the family, avoiding…

DDP is attachment focused therapy. DDP is a form of psychotherapy which was originally developed as an intervention for children who had experienced emotional trauma as a result of chronic early maltreatment within the caregiving relationship. The primary goal of DDP is to support these children in developing the ability to maintain attachment-based relationships with parents and caregivers. Attachment difficulties Emotion disorders…

CBT is cognitive behavior focused therapy. CBT is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people’s difficulties, and so change the way they feel. CBT works by changing people’s attitudes and their behavior by focusing on the thoughts, images, beliefs and…

ST is emotion focused therapy. At the core of ST is the idea that we all have certain ‘life themes’, patterns we live out that tend to develop in childhood then repeat themselves throughout our lives unless we become conscious of them and work to change them. These are known as ‘schemas’, or by their more colloquial name of ‘life…

EMDR is trauma focused therapy. In addition to its use for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, EMDR has been successfully used to treat; Anxiety, paranoia and/ panic attacks Stress Phobias Sleep problems Complicated grief Addictions Pain relief/phantom limb pain Self-esteem Performance anxiety EMDR utilises the natural healing ability of your body. The mind can often heal itself naturally, in…