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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT is a talking therapy. It has proved effective in treating a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions in adults, young people and children.

CBT looks at how we think about a situation and, how this effects the way we act. In turn our actions can affect how we think and feel.

The therapist and client work together in changing the clients behaviour or thinking patterns.

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Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

Interpersonal Psychotherapy or IPT is a structured therapy. It's central idea is that emotional symptoms, such as depressed mood can be understood as a response to current difficulties in relationships and affects the quality of those relationships. IPT can typically focus on the following relationship areas:

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Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapy or EMDR is an integrated psychotherapy that has been proven to be effective in the treatment of trauma and is recommended by the UK's NICE (National Intitute for Health and Care Excellence) guidelines as one of the recommended treatments for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In addition it has also been found to be effective for anxiety related disorders.

EMDR can be either a brief focused treatment or part of a longer psychotherapy programme.

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Systems Training for Emotional Predictability and Problem Solving (STEPPS)

STEPPS is a practical, evidence based treatment for people who struggle to manage their emotions, sometimes known as Borderline Personality Disorder. It is based on CBT principles and is delivered in small groups by our two trained therapists.

STEPPS interventions have been shown to be very effective in helping people manage intense emotions,

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Perinatal Therapy

Perinatal therapy specialises in providing psychological support for women and partners experiencing pregnancy-related distress. The issues that clients commonly present with are:

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Equine Assisted Therapy

Equine-assisted psychotherapy and learning offers a powerful, experiential treatment programme and is particularly effective in working with trauma and other complex conditions and where more traditional approaches have not proved effective.

People typically learn best by doing. Life lessons take deeper root when individuals both understand them in their heads and experience them in their bodies. The experience is immediate and fully felt. Working with horses whilst engaging and hands-on can also be challenging; horses are large and powerful, which can create a natural opportunity to overcome fear and develop confidence which can then be used to good effect in other challenging situations in life.

Most importantly, horses have the ability to respond exactly to what human body language is telling them. This promotes the discovery that if they change themselves, the horses respond differently. Horses are horses, true to themselves, which makes them especially powerful messengers. Horses do not judge, shame or blame. They provide immediate feedback and useable information in their response to human behaviour. This experiential approach (making sense of your own experiences and learning from them) helps develop an understanding of how thoughts feelings and actions affect others and impact on our own lives.

The EAGALA Model involves no riding or horsemanship, making it both safe and effective.

The Therapy Clinic are proud to work with Butterfly Lodge to provide this treatment.

Click here to learn more about Butterfly Lodge

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Couples Therapy

Simply put, there is often a connection between the frustrations experienced in adult relationships and early childhood experiences. For example: If you frequently felt criticized as a child, you will likely be sensitive to any criticism from, and feel criticized often by your partner. Likewise, if you felt abandoned, smothered, neglected, etc., these feelings will come up in your marriage/committed relationships.

Most people face only a few of these “core issues,” but they typically arise again and again within partnerships. This can overshadow all that is good in the relationship, leaving people to wonder if they have chosen the right mate. So here is the good news: When you can understand each other’s feelings and “childhood wounds” more empathically, you can begin to heal yourself and your relationship, and move toward a more conscious relationship.

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