Our Approach

Approaches used:

 

Feminist Psychotherapy

 

Feminist Psychotherapy acknowledges the innate differences between men and women, and the fact that typical male psychological approaches may not necessarily work for women. Men and women have different world-views too, and feminist psychotherapy recognizes them from a uniquely feminine perspective. 

 Feminist psychotherapy can help her address her issues that involve career, body image, relationships and past sexual abuse. By overcoming past experiences, a woman can learn to manage conflicting issues within relationships

 

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a psychological approach that deals with the way in which clients think about themselves, other people and the world. The outside world affects how we think and feel about ourselves and as a result, our behavior. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help a person to change the way they think about thoughts and feelings, but it is not like other types of talk therapy. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focuses on current issues and challenges that affect the client right now. It doesn’t consider the past issues that caused distress, but rather looks for solutions that can improve the client’s state of mind in the moment. Much of CBT involves looking at thought distortions that can affect mood and are affected by mood, and helps client examine and challenge distorted thinking patters. 

CBT can help a range of problems, from OCD, PTSD, bulimia, stress, phobias and other issues that might seem overwhelming to the client, by breaking them down into smaller, more manageable chunks.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is a short-term treatment approach, which is specifically aimed at strengthening the client’s commitment for, and motivation to change. This approach is widely recognized and is used in a number of applications, including substance abuse, rehabilitation, social work and in health promotion. 

During a Motivational Interviewing session, the therapist will make sure that the client feels understood and supported. The therapist will also assure the client that her emotions are normal and expected, in anticipation of the great changes ahead. The key to Motivational Interviewing is to juxtapose the client’s goals and behaviors that may stand in the way of success. Motivational Interviewing can help a client recognize behavioral issues that are not conducive to success.

 

Solution Focused Therapy:

 

Solution-focused brief therapy is an approach to psychotherapy based on solution building rather than problem-solving. It explores current resources and future hopes rather than present problems and past causes and typically involves only three to five sessions. It has great value as a preliminary and often sufficient intervention and can be used safely as an adjunct to other treatments.

 

Narrative Therapy:

 

Narrative therapy is a collaborative and non-pathologizing approach to counselling and community work, which centres people as the experts of their own lives. A narrative approach views problems as separate from people and assumes people as having many skills, abilities, values, commitments, beliefs and competencies that will assist them to change their relationship with the problems influencing their lives. It is a way of working that considers the broader context of people’s lives particularly in the various dimensions of diversity including class, race, gender, sexual orientation and ability.

 

“The connection between the worker and the client is the most powerful tool available to social workers, regardless of the treatment approach or modality they may be using” ~ Jeanne Marsh

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