therapy models / sessions / supervision

Therapy Models

Kelly works uses the models below to inform her work

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Chairwork

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

ACT encourages people to embrace their thoughts and feelings rather than fighting or feeling guilty for them. It may seem confusing at first, but ACT paired with mindfulness-based therapy offers clinically effective treatment. After all, running away from any problem only increases the distance from the solution. The easiest way to escape from the problem is to solve it.

This is an experiential method that is based on the belief that it is healing and transformative for people to speak from their inner voices, parts, or selves and for them to enact or re-enact scenes with others and themselves from the past, the present, or the future.

CBT is a type of talking therapy, which focuses on how your thoughts and beliefs affect your physical sensations, emotions and behaviour, and teaches you coping skills for dealing with different problems. CBT can help you manage your problems by changing the way you feel, think and behave. It combines cognitive therapy (examining the things you think) and behaviour therapy (examining the things you do).

Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) informed approaches

Mindfulness based approaches

CFT aims to help promote mental and emotional healing by encouraging people in treatment to be compassionate toward themselves and other people. Compassion, both toward the self and toward others, is an emotional response believed by many to be an essential aspect of well-being. Its development may often have the benefit of improved mental and emotional health. 

DBT is a talking therapy, based on CBT, but it’s specially adapted for people who feel emotions very intensely. DBT helps you understand and accept your difficult feelings learn skills to manage them, become able to make positive changes in your life. ‘Dialectical’ means trying to understand how two things that seem opposite could both be true. For example, accepting yourself and changing your behaviour might feel contradictory. But DBT teaches that it’s possible for you to achieve both these goals together.

CBT is a type of talking therapy, which focuses on how your thoughts and beliefs affect your physical sensations, emotions and behaviour, and teaches you coping skills for dealing with different problems. CBT can help you manage your problems by changing the way you feel, think and behave. It combines cognitive therapy (examining the things you think) and behaviour therapy (examining the things you do).

Mentalization-based therapy (MBT)

Schema-Focused Cognitive Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TF-CBT)

MBT is a long-term psychotherapy. Mentalization is the ability to think about thinking. It helps to make sense of our thoughts, beliefs, wishes and feelings and to link these to our actions and behaviours. Mentalization is a normal capacity that we all use in everyday life. It underpins all human relationships. However, some people find it more difficult to mentalise in certain situations than others. MBT aims to improve a person’s capacity to mentalise. We focus on what is going on in your mind and in the minds of others and link this to understand and alleviate problematic behaviours.

This is a treatment for lifelong patterns This cognitive-development model is based on the assumption that many negative thoughts have their roots in past experiences. The model proposes an integrative systematic model of treatment for a wide spectrum of chronic, difficult and characterological problems. Combining theory and techniques from previously existing therapies, including cognitive behavioral therapy, psychoanalytic object relations theory, attachment theory, and Gestalt therapy.

TF-CBT addresses the specific emotional and mental health needs of children, adolescents and adult survivors, who are struggling to overcome the effects of early trauma or traumatic experiences. TF-CBT is especially sensitive to the unique problems with post- traumatic stress and mood disorders resulting from abuse, violence, or grief.

“Having a personality disorder, I was told by so many therapists that they couldn’t work with me, I felt judged and alone but with Kelly I just felt support and listened too. We worked at a pace that was suitable for me but Kelly knew when to push me to try that little bit harder. I cannot thank Kelly enough for her patience and kindness and making me feel like me again”

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