What is ACT?

What is ACT?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is commonly referred to as ACT, which is said as one word “Act” rather than the individual letters. It is an evidence-based cognitive and behavioural intervention.  ACT is designed to create greater psychological flexibility, which...
What is EFT?

What is EFT?

Emotion focused therapy (EFT) in its most simplistic form is a type of therapy that is focused on emotions. It is sometimes called “Process Experiential Therapy”. The core tenet of EFT is that our emotions are the key in helping us understand what is important to us...
What is CBT?

What is CBT?

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is based on the principles that our emotions and behaviours are influenced by our thoughts. Often these are unhelpful automatic thoughts, meaning that they occur in our mind without consciousness, leading us to feel overwhelmed,...
Understanding the process of therapy

Understanding the process of therapy

When people commence working with a psychologists, whether for the first time or if you have engaged with a psychologist before, it can be a daunting prospect; What’s it going to be like? What are they going to ask me? Will I like it?  These are all nature and...
OCD treatment for children

OCD treatment for children

Helping children understand what OCD actually is, is a very important part of treatment itself. OCD can lead to a lot of distress and confusion for the young person and their family.  A child can easily blame themselves and begin to think there is something seriously...