Evidence-Based Therapy

Our counsellors are trained and skilled in a variety of therapeutic modalities. This variety of skill and expertise allows us to choose the best method of treatment for each individual.

  • ISTDP
  • EMDR
  • CBT
  • DBT
  • ACT

  • ISTDP

    Intensive-Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy focuses on releasing unconscious feelings, anxieties and defences that build up as a result of blocked and avoided complex emotions. This form of therapy is specifically designed to be carried out in a limited number of sessions.

    EMDR

    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy focus on diminishing negative emotions that are associated with memories of traumatic events, through the use of rapid sets of eye movement. EDMR uses bilateral stimulation to organize negative and positive emotions, feelings and thoughts, in order to update hurtful memories and integrate new perspectives into the present day. 

    CBT

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a form of talk therapy that works on changing dysfunctional behaviours, thoughts and emotions by disentangling negative or irrational beliefs. CBT focuses on reframing a person’s cognitive process through attitudes and behaviours, in order to identify harmful thoughts and overcome their emotional distress.

    DBT

    Dialectical Behaviour Therapy focuses on providing individuals with the skills necessary to manage painful emotions and establish healthy relationships. DBT focuses on four main skill sets; mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.

    ACT

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a form of mindfulness therapy that helps patients accept challenges they may face in life. ACT focuses on one’s behaviours and character traits in the aims of reducing avoidant coping styles.