Psychotherapy is a huge field. There are many different types of psychotherapy. One way of trying to categorise psychotherapy is by the theory underlying each approach.
CBT can be used on different levels of “depth” depending on who is using it and the problem for which it is being used. Essentially it is a way of understanding how a problem works and the ways in which this problem is maintained, thus enabling us to find ways of working with the problem.
EMDR is a therapy which was initially developed to help people process trauma. During EMDR we use some form of non-intrusive bilateral stimulation such as side to side eye movements, left to right hand tapping, self tapping in order to stimulate the left and right hemispheres of the brain. This helps to integrate our thoughts …
Mindfulness, the practice of being present in this moment with openness and acceptance to what this moment offers, has become popular in our busy world. It is not actually a therapy in itself, but can be used for therapeutic purposes.
The types of psychotherapy that have their origins in psychoanalytic theory are called either ‘psychoanalytic’ or ‘psychodynamic’ in type.
Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) is a form of brief psychotherapy that is useful for a wide range of problems. As its name suggests, it brings together understandings from cognitive psychotherapies (such as CBT) and from psychoanalytic approaches into one integrated, user-friendly therapy.
Our intimate partnerships have a major and profound impact on us. They influence our emotional lives, the expression of our sexual desires, our social lives, the wellbeing of any children and our finances.
Being part of a Psychotherapy group is a good way to address our relationship with others and some of our underlying beliefs and processes that can make these challenging or disruptive.