Approaches to Therapy

The Awareness Centre offers many approaches to therapy.
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Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies

Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies are based on the way that you think (cognitive) and/or on the way that you behave. These therapies recognise that it is possible to change or recondition our thoughts and behaviours in order to overcome some issues and impact our emotions.

Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytical Therapies

Psychodynamic and psychoanalytical therapies look at how your unconscious thoughts and perceptions developed throughout your childhood, and how these may impact your current thoughts and behaviours.

These therapies aim at creating deep-seated change in your emotional development, helping you to understand and resolve your problems by increasing your awareness of yourself and your relationships.

Humanistic Therapies

Humanistic therapies focus on self-development, growth, and responsibilities. They seek to help you find your strengths, creativity, and choice in any situation.

These approaches are based on the belief that we all naturally gravitate towards what is good for us, only being temporarily blocked by difficult life experiences. It believes that with the right support we will all self-actualise (reach our best potential).

Arts Therapies

Creative expression plays an important role in our development and in many cases it has been found to assist in relieving mental distress. Arts therapies use creative arts in a therapeutic setting with a trained therapist in order to encourage individuals to draw on their inner creative resources and express their feelings without necessarily having to use words.

Other Therapies

Although there are four main categories that psychological therapies usually fall into, there are also several specific therapies that don’t fall into these categories but can be equally as helpful.

Relationship Counselling

Very few relationships are conflict-free. Whether it is the odd disagreement or repeatedly arguing, it is natural to start questioning the longevity of a relationship. However, when an important relationship starts to falter, our health and happiness can suffer too.

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Our private counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists are registered or accredited with one or more of the following professional bodies: