At Psychology in Action, we help our clients to overcome stress, emotional problems, relationship problems or troublesome habits. We use a series of confidential therapy sessions to assess and address issues such as depression, anxiety, phobias, affects of loss and trauma and ADHD. We work with most major health insurance companies, and we accept referrals from GPs.

 

We also have experience in providing a discreet, exclusive service to high-profile clients in need of emotional and psychological support for stress management and other difficulties.

 

Our experienced psychologists use a combination of different approaches to treat your individual problems Click on the links to explore our services.

We also provide life coaching for healthy people who wish to improve their lives in specific ways, such as finding a new relationship or changing careers.

 

Treatments

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy enables you to face your present situation and create strategies to improve your quality of life. We help you to challenge the way you think and devise better ways of addressing your problems.

CBT is effective for the treatment of a variety of problems, including mood, anxiety, personality, eating, substance abuse, and psychotic disorders. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends CBT as the treatment of choice for a number of mental health difficulties, including post-traumatic stress disorder, OCD, bulimia nervosa, and clinical depression.

Solution Focused Therapy

Solution Focused Therapy empowers you to recognize and identify the skills, strengths, and abilities you possess, allowing your self-esteem and self-confidence to blossom and grow.

By helping you identify negative and positive aspects of your life, we assist you in constructing a concrete vision of a preferred future for yourself. We aid you in identifying times in your current life that are closer to this future, and examine what is different on these occasions. By bringing these small successes to your awareness, and helping you to repeat these successful things, we encourage you to move towards the preferred future you have identified.

Marital Therapy and Family Therapy

Problems are rarely isolated, but are often the result of relationship problems in a marriage, partnership or family. We draw upon the strengths and commitments that exist within the family to improve communication and understanding, allowing you to overcome difficulties.

Family therapy uses discussion and observation to study the relationships between members of a family group, rather than the specific problems of the individuals. Depending on the issues of the group, we may review past incidents and suggest alternative ways family members might have responded to one another during it. Alternatively we may observe patterns of interaction that the family might have not noticed, which may be sources of conflict within themselves. We aim to produce a more cohesive and stronger relationship between the group - the family or the couple.

Relaxation Therapy

Relaxation Training teaches you to cope with the stresses and anxiety produced by daily living. We use a biofeedback machine (Relaxometer, EMWave2-Heartmath) to help you recognise when your body is under stress and when you are at peace. We then use that knowledge to teach you muscle and mental relaxation exercises to practice daily.

People respond to stress in different ways, namely, by becoming overwhelmed, depressed or both. Relaxation techniques are often employed as one element of a wider stress management program and can decrease muscle tension, lower the blood pressure and slow heart and breath rates, among other health benefits (Childre and Martin 1999, Servan-Schreiber 2005).

Person Centred Therapy

Person Centred Therapy gives you trust in yourself, helping you to use your vast potential to understand and resolve your own problems. A therapeutic relationship can strengthen your own, self-directed growth.

We provide you with an opportunity to develop a sense of self, allowing you to realize how your attitudes, feelings and behaviour are being negatively affected. This helps you to find your true positive potential, and guides you in finding your own solutions to your problems.

Play Therapy

Play Therapy encourages children to actively and spontaneously communicate with a therapist, helping them relate to the external world and express their anxieties.

This therapy uses play to communicate with and help children, to prevent or resolve issues with behaviour. It can help them towards better social integration, growth and development. The objects and patterns of play, as well as the willingness to interact, can be used to understand behavioural issues. Play therapy can also be used as desensitization to change disturbing behaviour.

 

EMDR

 

EMDR is a powerful new psychotherapy technique invented by Shapiro in 1987, research data suggests that EMDR has been effective in helping people who experience PTSD, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias,disturbing memories and other emotional problems. EMDR theory suggests that stimulated eye movement may help the psychological processing of trauma. The technique 'unlocks' the negative memories and emotions stored in the nervous system and it helps the brain successfully process the experience.

 

 

 

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