The different types
This therapy is based on the belief that behaviour is learnt in response to past experience and can be unlearnt, or changed, without analysing the past to find the reason for the behaviour. It works well for compulsive and obsessive behaviour, fears, phobias and addictions as well as other issues.Brief Therapy (see also Solution Focused Brief Therapy)
This therapy uses the cognitive behavioural approach with a small, planned number of sessions and possibly a single follow-up session after some time has elapsed.Cognitive Behavioural therapy
This therapy combines cognitive and behavioural techniques. Clients are taught ways to change thoughts and expectations along with relaxation techniques. It has been recognised by the NICE guidelines as an effective therapy. It is often used for PTSD, trauma related issues, stress-related ailments, phobias, obsessions, eating disorders and (at the same time as drug treatment) major depression.EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
This is an empirically supported emotion focused therapy that provides an experiential/process guiding strategy for healing chronic and complex emotional injuries as well as complex trauma.EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)
This is a comprehensive, evidence based integrative psychotherapy approach. It is recognised by the NICE guidelines as a documented successful therapy in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, the consequences of adverse life events and phobias as well as other issues.