Broulee Psychology provide a range of evidence-based therapies and tailor our treatment approach to best suit client needs and presentations.
Read below for a brief description of the most common therapeutic approaches used at Broulee Psychology.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive behavioural therapy, otherwise known as CBT, is one of the most well known psychological interventions and it has been well researched in its applications across a wide range of mental health conditions.
CBT focusses on a practical, task-based approach to solving problems. It is designed to help individuals learn strategies for changing negative thoughts and behaviours that maintain mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety.
CBT involves clients learning to address symptoms while they are present through the use of skills and techniques aimed at addressing specific mental health conditions. This may include the use of lifestyle modifications, such as changing diet, increasing exercise or improving sleep patterns.
There are many different components to CBT, including thought challenging, changing behaviour, relaxation approaches and the use of mindfulness. CBT can be used for children, adolescents and adults with individualised modifications depending upon developmental level.
Clients are often asked to complete tasks in between sessions and active participation both in session and outside of session generally improves outcome. Treatment duration ranges from short term (as little as six sessions) to longer term, depending upon individual presentation.
This therapy is lesser known by the general public as it is a relatively new therapy model (originating in the 1980s).
Schema therapy is intended for individuals who present with personality disorder (including borderline personality disorder) and those with a more chronic, severe presentation.
Schema therapy can also be helpful for those individuals who have tried other therapy modalities with limited success.
Schema therapy focusses on early childhood, in particular unmet childhood needs and how these unmet needs relate to present day problematic mental health symptoms.
Schema therapy is a longer term treatment modality as it delves deeper into an individual’s childhood, including any childhood traumas. The work is much more experiential so active participation both in and out of session is a must.
If you would like to find out more about schema therapy, give us a call to book in an appointment to discuss if this is the right approach for you.