Psychological Therapy

Types of Psychological Therapy Provided at the SCDC

Psychological therapy

At the SCDC all of our therapists tend to use a combination of both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as well as ACT therapy. We find that each person is highly individual hence we rarely decide on the style of therapy that we think it going to be beneficial for them without first meeting and talking with the person and finding out their style and needs. We find some patients have little insight into their thoughts and emotions and may need to engage in a more ‘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. We also offer family therapy if we feel that family dynamics are creating negativity in a patient’s life. For children under the age of 7 years or with those who cannot engage in a more “talking” style therapy (for a variety of reasons) we tend to offer more play-based therapy.

Types of problems we treat

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Panic Attacks
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Low Self-esteem
  • Anger
  • Aggression
  • Defiance
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder & Acute Stress Disorder