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Models Of Talking Therapy


Person-centred therapy

Person-centred therapy is a humanistic approach that deals with the ways in which individuals perceive themselves consciously; Therapists work with clients to help them interpret their unconscious thoughts or ideas. They explore ideas to understand an individual’s experience from their perspective, making them better able to understand their own feelings. This enables the client to reconnect with their inner values and sense of self-worth, allowing the belief that all of us will grow and fulfil our potential.

This journey allows clients to reconnect with and utilise their own strengths and identity, this can lead to powerful transformations over time.

Integrative Psychotherapeutic therapy

This model helps clients face each moment openly and authentically without having formed an opinion, expectation or attitude beforehand. Therapists work with clients to focus on the fears and concerns that limit their psychological freedom, including specific triggers that may be causing a disruptive pattern. It allows clients the opportunity to explore current problems in their lives and to see how their lives may be affected by issues outside their awareness.

This enables them to unearth and discover potential and future possibilities. In therapy, we can explore how the body stores traumatic events or an accumulation of events and how this can manifest as anxiety, stress or depression, which can often leave us feeling confused, scared and disconnected from those around us.

Integrative therapy promotes a healthy balance between mind and body, allowing clients to start setting goals and practising new behaviours. This assists them to expand their limitations and achieve greater gratification.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT can be used to treat people with a wide range of mental health issues. It is based on the theory that how we think (cognition), how we feel (emotion) and how we act (behaviour) all interact together. In particular, our thoughts determine our feelings and behaviour.

Unrealistic and negative thoughts can cause us distress and therefore result in problems. When someone suffers from psychological distress, the way in which they interpret situations becomes confused, which in turn has a negative impact on the actions they take.

CBT is a goal-oriented therapy which facilitates you to unravel and identify current issues concerning dysfunctional thoughts, emotions and behaviours. It aims to help people become
aware of when they make negative interpretations, and of behavioural patterns which reinforce the distorted thinking.

Cognitive behavioural therapy helps people to develop alternative ways of thinking and behaving which aim to reduce their psychological distress.

Gestalt therapy

Gestalt is a positive and practical integrative therapeutic approach. Therapists will help clients focus on their immediate thoughts, feelings and behaviour and to better understand the way they relate to others.

Psychodynamic therapy

The aim of psychodynamic therapy is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness, by doing this therapy encourage clients to experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. It is believed that our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, which are too difficult for the conscious mind to process. In order to ensure these
memories and experiences do not surface, many people will develop defences, such as denial and projections, which will often do more harm than good.

This form of therapy allows therapists and clients to work together on the immediate problem and find a solution.

Mindfulness therapy

Mindfulness-based therapy incorporates practices such as meditation and breathing exercises. Using these tools allows the client to break away from negative thought patterns, reducing the risk of depression or relapses. Mindfulness allows clients to learn how to pay attention to each moment, see the minds patterns, and the way in which certain patterns of mind lead to the escalation of emotions, despite our best effort to control them.

EMDR therapy

Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing(EMDR) is a type of psychotherapy to help people deal with and heal from experiences that have caused emotional trauma. EMDR therapy is based on several theories of psychotherapy, including concepts of CBT.

At our London based space, we practice EMDR techniques such as, eye movements, hand tapping, and/or audio stimulation to unblock emotional processes that have been static due to distress, you can reprogram your brain, to begin to heal from the pain and fear associated with such trauma and emotional distress. In addition, EMDR may allow you to gain a new perspective that can facilitate improved self-esteem and enhance your personal beliefs about your capabilities.

This therapy follows eight phases of treatment that focus on the past, the present, and the future, helping you work through emotional distress and trauma and learn skills to cope with current and future stress. This treatment may cause rapid relief from symptoms and even has the potential to help you begin to feel better after session one, although there is a great deal of variation in patients’ responses. Primarily it is used to overcome symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, EMDR has been found to positively treat other mood and anxiety disorders, including depression, phobias, and panic disorder. Therapists have found that it might be particularly helpful in treating panic disorder, panic attacks, and agoraphobia when your past traumatic experiences are contributing to your current symptoms.

Humanistic- existential therapy

This form of therapy emphasises self-acceptance, personal values, personal meaning and individual choice. Existential psychology emphasises self-determination, choice and individual responsibility. Therapists believe that everyone has problems that hold them back from reaching their fullest potential. Humanistic therapy focuses on individuals’ inherent drive towards self-actualisation, the process of fulfilment of one’s talents and potentialities, especially considered as a drive or need present in everyone. Primarily, this type of therapy explores a self-awareness and mindfulness that helps the client change their state of mind and behaviour from one set of reactions to a healthier one with more productive self-awareness and thoughtful actions.
Therefore, this approach allows the merging of mindfulness and behavioural therapy, with positive social support


Hypnosis, or hypnotherapy, uses intense concentration, guided relaxation, and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness that is often called a trance. The client’s attention is so focused while in this state that anything going on around them is temporarily blocked out or ignored. In this naturally occurring state, a client may focus their attention, with the help of a trained therapist, on specific thoughts or tasks.
Hypnotherapy can be used to treat;
• Anxiety
• Phobias, such as fear of flying, spiders,
• Substance abuse including tobacco
• Sexual dysfunction
• Undesirable spontaneous behaviours
• Bad habits
It can also be used to improve
• Sleep
• Learning disorders
• Communication and relationship issues
• Pain management and medical conditions

Our Hypnotherapy is performed in a calm and therapeutic environment. The hypnotherapist will guide clients into a relaxed, focused state and ask them to think about experiences and situations in positive ways that can help you change the way you think and behave.

NLP therapy

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a powerful concept used to enhance self-development and move towards personal transformation. The unconscious mind is a powerful part of you, it’s where your thoughts, behaviours, thinking, memories, habits, your entire model of the world lives. It has recorded every detail of everything you have ever seen, done, heard, smelt, tasted.
NLP therapy is extremely effective because rather than just using questioning skills to get you talking about something, NLP coaches use other techniques to help you change your behaviour and your thinking. This allows you to be released from negative memories, feelings or thoughts that are holding you back from making progress. The therapist will help you re-wire past detrimental thought patterns and behaviours and help you create new ones. Similar to a car MOT, but instead you are nourishing your mind and body.

Time Line Therapy

This therapeutic model is based on the principle that our self-esteem, beliefs, emotions, and behaviours all stem from what we have learnt and experienced in life – including how we look at those experiences.  The Timeline model uses the clients own internal “Time Line” by connecting with their unconscious mind in a number of ways to heal emotional trauma and eliminating unwanted thoughts, emotions and behaviours.

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