I utilise an integrative approach to treatment combining CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) with MET (Motivational Enhancement Therapy) and the Minnesota Model if appropriate. I also employ various Relapse Prevention techniques
CBT aims to change negative thinking and therefore change the emotional reactions such as depression or anxiety, that these negative thoughts trigger.
Motivational Enhancement Therapy uses strategies to motivate people to move forward from unhealthy situations and consider healthier alternatives, leading to acting on these reflections.
Relapse Prevention is designed to prevent people from slipping back into old, negative ways of thinking and behaving.
I treat clients on an individual 1-1 basis and will also facilitate groups if the requirement is there.
I strongly feel that treatment should be based around respect, empathy, education, and motivation and that therapy should ultimately bring about positive change in a person leading to a more rewarding life.