Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
CBT is a popular psychological talking therapy with research to demonstrate its usefulness, and is recommended by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the treatment of a range of mental health problems. CBT is one way of understanding and managing problems. Cognitive means “thoughts” and behaviour means “what we do”. At the heart of CBT is that how we think about an event or a problem affects how we feel (emotionally and physically) and our behaviour. In CBT the client and the therapist work together to identify and challenge negative thoughts and to change unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviour.
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
EMDR is a powerful psychological therapy which was originally developed for use with people who had experienced upsetting, frightening and traumatic life events. EMDR is proven to be an effective treatment method for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as recognised by NICE. EMDR uses dual attention stimuli (methods used can include right - left eye tracking, alternating hand taps, audio tones delivered to each ear) to help process or "unstick" upsetting memories, bringing about change and recovery. There is now increasing evidence to show EMDR to be effective in the treatment of a variety of psychological problems.
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