At Therapy for People, our practice is rooted in the Psycho-dynamic and humanistic approaches. We use a model called Transactional Analysis, Re-Decision Therapy and a technique for clearing ‘trauma’ called Advanced Integrative Therapy. The mechanism for change is largely within the therapeutic relationship – the experience of attachment and unconditional positive regard and trust. From here, we use interventions that focus on helping the client clear past trauma that underlies current day difficulties. You will free up your here and now capacities to problem solve and take action towards getting what you want.
What you are struggling with – anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol addiction, smoking, process addictions, insomnia, obsessive thinking, overworking, even personality disorders like borderline and narcissism – all of these can be thought of as symptoms of a deeper pain. This is a major difference between Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), a popular methodology for Psychologists. CBT attempts to address these ‘problematic behaviours’ directly, teaching skills to combat them. The challenge with this approach is it fails to acknowledge that for most, these problematic behaviours are actually the best attempts by the individual to deal with underlying pain. Particularly for addiction, it can often feel as though the addictive behaviour is the only thing keeping the ‘darkness’ at bay.
At Therapy for People, we work with clients to help them resolve the underlying causes of present-day suffering. Our clients experience the freedom to release old patterns of dysfunction and instead experience a full and joyful life.