Psychotherapy is a huge field. There are many different types of psychotherapy. One way of trying to categorise psychotherapy is by the theory underlying each approach.
The types of psychotherapy that have their origins in psychoanalytic theory are called either ‘psychoanalytic’ or ‘psychodynamic’ in type.
CBT can be used on different levels of “depth” depending on who is using it and the problem for which it is being used. Essentially it is a way of understanding how a problem works and the ways in which this problem is maintained, thus enabling us to work out ways of working with the …
Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) is a form of brief psychotherapy that is useful for a wide range of problems. As its name suggests, it brings together understandings from cognitive psychotherapies (such as CBT) and from psychoanalytic approaches into one integrated, user-friendly therapy.
Our intimate partnerships have a major and profound impact on us. They influence our emotional lives, the expression of our sexual desires, our social lives, the wellbeing of any children and our finances.
When we feel out of sorts in relation to other people, whether that is with our family and / or wider community, we feel out of sorts with ourselves. Joining an analytic therapy group can be a powerful way of addressing this.
Mindfulness, the practice of being present in this moment with openness and acceptance to what this moment offers, is becoming increasingly popular in our busy world. It is not actually a therapy in itself, but can be used for therapeutic purposes.