Therapies

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We recognise that thoughts and feelings can have an impact upon physical health and work with a wide range of emotional, psychological and physical conditions and issues. Emotional wellbeing plays a significant part, not only in maintaining good health, but also in your capacity to enjoy life and cope with life’s challenges. 

In Mind Therapies offer a wide range of complimentary therapies, strategies and techniques that aim to help you improve your health and wellbeing. These include: Clinical Mindfulness, CBT based approaches, Cognitive Psychological First Aid, Creative Therapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Grovian Metaphor Therapy, Inner Child Work, Mindfulness based strategies, NLP techniques, Relaxation and breathing techniques, Stress Management, Stress reduction techniques.

There are times in life when we all need a helping hand – through life changes, when experiencing illness or stress or when wishing to change negative habits and behaviours. Sessions can be used to help you to overcome, improve or manage a range of emotional, psychological and physical conditions and issues. They can also be used to help you improve and enhance sports and work performance and resilience.

Our aim is to help you improve your health, your wellbeing and your life as quickly as possible.

Cognitive Psychological First Aid

Anne is proud to be one of the first therapists in the UK and Europe to be trained under the charity Head Up and be a part of the Uk’s National Emergency Response Unit. Heads Up is a stress and trauma organisation specialising in assisting and treating clients affected by psychological trauma. Cognitive Psychological First Aid aims to offer essential emergency psychological first aid at the scene of a traumatic incident, within 24 hours and also within the following days, weeks and months.

 

Grovian Metaphor Therapy (Trauma and traumatic experiences)

Talking about traumatic experiences may not always be the best way to recover from them; Grovian Metaphor Therapy is a gentle therapeutic way of working with trauma which does not require you to speak about your experience. It reduces the incidence of re-traumatising the client and provides a way of working to resolve thoughts and feelings associated with traumatic experience, when talking therapies may be unsuitable.

Psychotherapist, David Grove developed the technique after developing his interest in phobias and resolving traumatic memories and working with soldiers in the Vietnam war, suffering from PTSD. He went on to develop work and competency based training for Mental Health Professionals, Counsellors and Therapists in the UK and America.

 

CBT Based Strategies and Techniques

In Mind Therapies incorporates cognitive approaches and techniques for clients when appropriate.

“Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave.

It is most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems.
CBT cannot remove your problems, but it can help you deal with them in a more positive way. It is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle.
CBT aims to help you crack this cycle by breaking down overwhelming problems into smaller parts and showing you how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel.
Unlike some other talking treatments, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past. It looks for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis.

When is CBT used?
“CBT has been shown to be an effective way of treating a number of different mental health conditions.
In addition to depression or anxiety disorders, CBT can also help people with:
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD),
Panic disorder, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),Phobias
Eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia, Sleep problems, such as insomnia, Problems related to alcohol misuse
CBT is sometimes used to treat people with long-term health conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). CBT cannot cure the physical symptoms of these health conditions, but it can help people cope better with their symptoms.” (NHS)

Explanation taken from the NHS website.