Types of Therapy
Want to know more about the different therapies I use?
As a clinical psychologist, my priority is to work with people using therapies that are backed up by extensive scientific research, also called evidence-based therapies. For that reason, I use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Training, and Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a psychological therapy that has proven to be effective in treating depression, anxiety, eating disorders, phobias, and other mental health disorders. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy focuses on changing unhelpful thinking styles and behaviours to improve emotional regulation, develop coping strategies, and solve current problems.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT is an evidence-based therapy that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies to teach people to accept their thoughts and feelings rather than fight them. People are encouraged to change their behaviour while choosing actions that align with their personal values, to help live a rich, full and meaningful life.
Mindfulness training is a powerful therapy that alters the neural pathways in the brain, leading to lasting change. In short, it teaches people to be fully present in the here and now. Mindfulness training is effective to treat anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and other mental health disorders.
Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Developed by Dr John Gottman and Dr Julie Schwartz Gottman, this evidence-based method focuses on the relationship to help couples gain a deeper understanding of each other and how to improve communication and increase intimacy.