EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing and is a phased treatment approach used to help with processing overwhelming past experiences. Using bilateral stimulation (eye movements, tapping, sounds) information that has been stored in an excitable, unhelpful way in your nervous system is connected to the healthier, more helpful information in the rest of your brain.
For more information relating to the phases of EMDR Therapy, please have a look at this video.
A schema is an organising principle in your mind, made up of memories, thoughts, urges to act, feelings and sensations. We all have both healthy and unhealthy schemas, based on how well the environment we grew up in met the needs we were born with. Schema Therapy helps you to transport unhelpful schemas by understanding the origins of your unhelpful schemas, and making changes to your behaviour, thinking habits and your ways of relating to yourself and others.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
CBT helps people understand the relationship between thinking patterns, behaviour patterns, and emotions, and to make changes to behaviour and thinking patterns to improve emotional wellbeing.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Through the use of this therapy, you will learn psychological skills to deal with painful or unwanted thoughts and feelings effectively, through the use of mindfulness skills, so that these thoughts have less influence over you. It also helps you to clarify what is important and meaningful to you by identifying your values, and uses this knowledge to motivate and guide change.
You can find more information on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy here.
Therapies to address Structural Dissociation
More information coming soon.
Entering into relationship therapy can help to shine a light on problematic ways of interacting, differing expectations, and roadblocks to intimacy and connection. The journey through couples counselling may involve recognising and resolving conflicts, how to argue respectfully, and making decisions about the future of the relationship. Even if the decision has been made to end the relationship, counselling can help with mediation during this process and you determine boundaries and parameters for your new relationship as co-parents or friends.
For more information on what to expect during couples counselling, please see this article.