Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a solution-focused approach to treatment, oriented towards solving problems and learning new skills. The goal of CBT is to help you get better and stay better. Its effectiveness has been demonstrated through scientific research in thousands of clinical trials.
In CBT we work collaboratively together as a team to identify and solve problems. Areas of difficulty are identified by looking at patterns of thoughts, behaviours and actions and how they impact each other. The effectiveness of CBT has been proven for issues ranging from depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, substance use, and many chronic health and medical issues such as pain, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease.
Motivational Therapy or Motivational Interviewing helps you find your motivation and reasons for changing your behaviours. The goal of MT is to help meet the individual where they are at and to guide them on the change process.
MT can help you view your behaviour more objectively and to become empowered in the change process, helping to harness the motivation to change. A very empathic and supportive therapy it has been well researched and studies show it is highly effective in helping in areas such as behaviour change, healthy lifestyle changes, smoking cessation, addictions, and issues associated with living with a chronic disease or medical disorder.
Mindfullness or Mindfullness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an approach to daily living that helps provide you with the skills to deal in difficult and stressful situations and to teach you to become more aware. Through this you can learn to calm your mind and your body in times of stress, illness or need. We often dwell on bad situations, feelings or thoughts and MBSR helps to change your perspective on these situations and feel more comfortable being in, and accepting these difficult and often unavoidable situations.
A great deal of research has found that MBSR is very useful in helping individuals living with anxiety, depression, high stress, chronic pain or other medical issues, sleep issues, and coping with chronic or medical conditions.