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What is Therapy?

Generally, therapy is a treatment to help a person feel better, or to recover from an illness. It is often considered when someone wants to change something in their life that is causing distress, or simply explore their thoughts and feelings in more depth.

Counselling and Psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. Although the two are similar, Counselling is often short term and helps a person to adjust to a normal way of living, where Psychotherapy is often long-term and seeks to uncover the root of the problem. Both allow a person to discuss their feelings and any difficult emotions in a safe and confidential environment.

Your individual therapy experience

Your Counsellor, Psychologist or Psychotherapist will encourage you to talk openly about what’s troubling you in order to uncover the root causes and help you identify any unhelpful patterns of thinking. They may then look to create a plan of action with you to either help you reconcile your issues, or help you to find ways of coping.

Therapy does not come in a ‘one size fits all’ format and each session is tailored to the individual. It’s your therapy and your time.

Types of Therapy

At The Eaves you will see that many different types of therapists are working with clients. We are fortunate to have therapists of different modalities, different sexes, and experienced in most fields of therapy. To help find your practitioner please see the ‘5 easy steps’ above or give us a call on 01483 917000.

Psychological therapies generally fall into the following categories: 

  • Behavioural therapies, such as CBT which focus on thought processes and behaviours.
  • Psychoanalytical and Psychodynamic therapies, which look at the unconscious relationship patterns that may have evolved from your childhood.
  • Humanistic therapies such as Person Centred or Gestalt, which focus on self-development in the ‘here and now’, and couples or family counselling.

Counselling & Psychotherapy

Counselling and Psychotherapy is probably one of the better known types of face to face therapy. Your practitioner will be trained to a high level and be a full member of, and answerable to, their governing body – most likely BACP or BPS. All of our therapists have their governing body and relevant qualifications listed on their own Eaves profile page.

Different modalities

Counsellors and Psychologists can be trained ‘Humanistically’ or ‘Psychodynamically’. You are likely to see many of our Counsellors describe themselves as ‘Integrative’ which means they are trained in, or have done further training in, different types of therapy to enable them to tailor their therapy to you as an individual or couple.

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Psychology is the scientific study of your mind and behaviours from communication and memory to thought and emotion.  It is a multifaceted discipline and includes many sub-fields of study such areas as human development, sports, health, clinical, social behaviour and cognitive processes. Our psychologists are likely to be Clinical or Counselling Psychologists and many have unique training in areas such as DBT, ACT and EMDR to name a few.

Highly trained practitioners

Essentially, Psychology is about understanding what makes people tick and how this understanding can help us address many of the problems and issues that you might be experiencing. Our psychologists will all be trained to a very high standard and will be full members of, and regulated by, their governing body such as HCPC or BPS and their qualifications will be on their site as they are on The Eaves own website.

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CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (known as CBT), are a range of talking therapies based on the theory that thoughts, feelings, what we do and how our body feels are all connected. If we learn how to change one of these we can alter the others.

Evidence based therapy

When people feel anxious, worried or distressed we can often fall into patterns which can actually worsen how we feel. Behavioural Therapies work to help us notice negative thinking styles or unhelpful behaviour patterns so we can alter these and start to feel better. Your CBT therapist will have lots of strategies that can help you in the here and now.

CBT has a good evidence base of producing positive results for a wide range of mental health problems in adults, older adults, children and young people.

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Specialist therapies

Many of our Eaves practitioners have undertaken additional and specialist therapies to help expand their knowledge base and further help their clients. These therapies include those such as: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) for the treatment of trauma, DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) to help treat Borderline Personality Disorders and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) to help acceptance of pain and/or long term conditions.

This list is by no means exhaustive and if there is a specific therapy you wish to receive please use the search function in our practitioners page or call us on 01483 917000.

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