Psychological Therapy

Several different types of psychotherapy are available. These include:

  • Psychodynamic (Psychoanalytic) Psychotherapy – a psychoanalytic therapist will encourage you to say whatever is going through your mind. This will help you become aware of hidden meanings or patterns in what you do or say that may be contributing to your problems
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – a form of psychotherapy that examines how beliefs and thoughts are linked to behaviour and feelings. It teaches skills that retrain your behaviour and style of thinking to help you deal with stressful situations
  • Mindfulness – A form of therapy that helps individuals focus awareness on the present moment, while acknowledging and accepting thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations
  • Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT) – uses methods from both psychodynamic psychotherapy and CBT to work out how your behaviour causes problems, and how to improve it through self-help and experimentation
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) – looks at the way an illness can be triggered by events involving relationships with others, such as bereavements, disputes or relocation. It helps you cope with the feelings involved, as well as work out coping strategies
  • Humanistic Therapies – encourage you to think about yourself more positively and aim to improve your self-awareness
  • Family and Couple (Systemic) Therapy – therapy with other members of your family that aims to help you work out problems together

The type of therapy that is most suitable for you will depend on the problem you have, this may often be in the form of an integrative approach to tailor individual needs.