At my practice, I predominantly utilise Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), which is commonly referred to as a talking therapy that can help people to manage their problems by changing the way they think about them and how they behave. It is most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression but it can also be used for many other mental and physical health related difficulties. From a Psychology perspective, I am Jungian (Analytical Psychology) and model my practices on the Jungian form of therapy (Jungian Analysis), which is designed to bring the conscious and unconscious parts of the mind together in order to help people feel balanced and whole. This type of therapy helps to improve the lives of people with issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, phobias, relationship issues, trauma issues, low self-esteem, and emotional difficulties.
I refer to my practice as offering Cognitive Psychology and Counter-Conditioning Therapy, which essentially means that I use the science of behaviour and the mind (including conscious and unconscious), as well as feelings and thoughts to relate to intellectual activity with thinking, reasoning, or remembering and then, where needed, I apply a Counter conditioning technique that focuses on changing a persons response to their affecting stimuli, such as reacting with less fear or stress (gaining control), or using counter-conditioning to turn a positive or pleasurable response into a negative response such as to stop smoking.