Some of the therapeutic techniques used include:
- Talking Therapies – From a Person-centred and Transpersonal perspective, giving you a safe, accepting, non-judgemental space in which to discuss your issues at your own pace.
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – Various practical tasks designed to help you change unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours, to improve the way that you feel.
- Emotional Freedom Technique (a.k.a. Tapping) – used to reduce or alleviate physical symptoms and strong emotional responses that are the result of negative experiences and painful memories. Through talking whilst tapping on specific energy points on the body and hands, stress and negative feelings are released, allowing you to move on with your life. This method can produce remarkably fast results, and involves mirroring the therapist and tapping on yourself, or asking the therapist to do the tapping on you.
- Creative Art – painting, drawing, sculpting, collage, etc, as a form of self-expressions and release, to physically relieve stress and process emotions. You do NOT need to be good at art, and most people enjoy it more than they first think they will!
- Sandtray therapy – using sand, symbols and metaphor to tap into the subconscious, giving you fresh insight and new perspectives on your situation. Great for children, who naturally communicate through play. Creating visual scenes in the tray is equally useful for adults who want to access deeper emotional issues that may be difficult to access or to express in words.
- Breathing and Relaxation techniques – used to aid relaxation, reduce stress and anxiety, and tune into the body.
Usually used at the beginning or end of the session.
- Guided Visualisation – using guided imagery and words to reduce tension and induce calmness. Can be used to enhance any of the above activities.