Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. CBT cannot remove your problems, but it can help you deal with them in a more positive way. It is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle. CBT aims to help you crack this cycle by breaking down overwhelming problems into smaller parts and showing you how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel. Unlike some other talking treatments, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past. It looks for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis. CBT has been shown to be an effective way of treating a number of different mental health conditions.
Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) is a collaborative programme for looking at the way a person thinks, feels and acts, and the events and relationships that underlie these experiences (often from childhood or earlier in life). As its name suggests, it brings together ideas and understanding from different therapies into one user-friendly and effective therapy. It is a time-limited therapy - between 4 and 24 weeks, but typically 16. At its heart is an empathic relationship between the client and therapist within the therapeutic boundaries, the purpose of which is to help the client make sense of their situation and to find ways of making changes for the better.
Neuropsychological and Cognitive Rehabilitation - Neuropsychological rehabilitation is concerned with the amelioration of cognitive, emotional, psychosocial, and behavioral deficits caused by an insult to the brain. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation is centered on a goal-planning approach in a partnership of survivors of brain injury, their families, and professional staff who negotiate and select goals to be achieved. There is widespread recognition that cognition, emotion, and psychosocial functioning are interlinked, and all should be targeted in rehabilitation thus encompassing a holistic rehabilitation approach which may encompass aspects of both CBT and CAT depending on rehabilitation goals.
Adjustment Therapies – Coping with Change - Neurological illness and associated impairment can bring significant change to life which can be difficult to cope with. When change causes stress, it can have an effect on one's daily life. Adjustment disorders can occur when a major life stress or change disrupts normal coping mechanisms.
The team at 65 High Street are all qualified Clinical Psychologists and as such all provide high intensity psychological formulation driven Cognitive Behavioural Therapy interventions.