An Overview of Modalities
We are a trauma aware service. This means we work in a way where we pay particular attention to supporting our clients in understanding the impact of their issues on them. We are mindful that to retell the specifics of your experience can not only be painful but it can also re-traumatise an individual.
In our approach to therapy, we embrace an integration of techniques.
This approach acknowledges the uniqueness of each individual. We believe that no single theory can comprehensively capture the complexity of human experiences, an Integrative approach allows us to weave together three different therapeutic approaches.
We draw from Attachment Theory, delving into early relationships to understand their impact on present emotions. Person-Centred Therapy highlights an innate drive towards personal growth, while Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy equips individuals with coping skills by exploring the interplay of thoughts, emotions, and behaviours.
Attachment Theory explores the importance of a primary caregiver’s role in an infant’s safety and security, pivotal for the infant’s survival. We explore our clients’ early years and initial relationships with their caregivers. This can be helpful in understanding unresolved emotions from these early connections, as well as recognizing how they might manifest in less constructive ways during adulthood.
Person-Centred Therapy embodies a non-directive humanistic philosophy. It operates on the premise that individuals possess an inherent inclination towards their own well-being, often referred to as their self-actualizing tendency.
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, a form of conversational treatment, spotlights how your thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes shape your emotions and actions. It equips you with coping mechanisms to manage various challenges in life.