What Do They Do?

Before deciding on a mental health professional, it is important to understand the different therapies they specialise in. Each therapy can be effective, however you may find one more appealing than another. Below is a description of some of the different therapies available, please click on the pull down menu or article preview to read more.

Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy

Often, people suffer from mental health problems, whether it is depression, anxiety, dysthymia, or bipolar depression, it is important to recognize that modifying the way we analyze our situation often sheds new light on an issue. Cognitive and behavioural therapy uses methods to help realize exactly that. It helps to recondition or change behaviour and thoughts in such a manner that we accept our present situation and act in a positive manner.

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Couple’s Counselling

Raising a family is seldom an easy journey. The meandering path is difficult to traverse and has its own set of troubles and thorns. Whether it’s lack of romantic flair or full-blown domestic fights, couple’s counselling will try to help you when troubles arise.

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Creative Arts Therapy

Creative expression plays an important role to heal, and with a trained mental health professional, creative arts therapy plays an essential role to encourage people in a vivid display of emotions and feelings which are often suppressed.

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Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a patient centred approach therapy in which the mental health professional will identify a specific problem that will be the focus of the session.EMDR was developed by DR. Shapiro, and in this therapy, integrative and scientific methods are applied to help with mental health conditions including PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).

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Family Therapy

Also known as Systemic Therapy, Family Therapy is required when a familial relation sustains strain due to hardships such as financial, or emotional troubles. A family may face problems when a particular member falls into a tricky situation and this therapy helps to strengthen relationships and smooth out any issues.

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Humanistic therapy

Humanistic therapy solely depends on self-development, growth and improvement. It allows individuals to recognize their talents and encourage to self-motivate despite the harsh conditions or situations.

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Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is an alternative tool developed to address mental health problems by subtle changes in the thought processes and behaviour by “suggestion”. Basically, a hypnotised person displays behaviour which might very well be unlike him/her, showing elevated responsiveness and heightened reaction to suggestion compared to a non-hypnotised patient.

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Psychoanalytical and Psychodynamic Therapies

A person can be shaped by their past, and this can reflect on their conscious as well as subconscious thoughts and perceptions. Psychoanalytical and Psychodynamic therapy largely focus on these aspects.

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Somatic Therapy

Somatic therapy is a holistic approach which aims to put mind, body and soul into a healing process through an integrative approach. Therapists believe that a healthy attitude, mind and soul are necessary for proper growth.

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