At the SCDC of our therapists tend to use a combination of both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) therapy. Each person has their own style and needs, therefore at SCDC we see it vital to meet and talk to patients before deciding which therapy style will be most beneficial for them. We find some patients have little insight into their thoughts and emotions and may need to engage in ‘thinking’ style therapy to get more into their heads and understand why they are doing certain unhelpful behaviours and why they are experiencing negative emotions. These type of patients often do well with a more cognitive-based style of therapy like CBT. Other patients are too much in their heads, over thinking things in their lives, to the point they stop living and experiencing life. For these patients we find they need to get out of their heads and start working on what they want in their lives to achieve in a more meaningful life. These patients do better with ACT therapy which focuses on acceptance and mindfulness as a means of being more engaged in life.
Types of Psychological Therapy Provided at the SCDC
Types of problems we treat
- Panic Attacks
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Low Self-esteem
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder & Acute Stress Disorder