Therapy comes in lots of different shapes and sizes. Certain approaches to therapy are better suited to certain issues. Likewise, some people naturally resonate with some therapies more than others.
At The Keystone Clinic we work with a blend of models to most benefit you. All of our psychotherapists are trained in multiple evidence-based approaches, which means that they can adapt their interventions throughout your sessions and as your treatment progresses.
If you would like to learn a little bit more about a specific therapeutic approach, please see our glossary below
Glossary of Therapeutic Approaches
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Cognitive-behavioural Therapy focuses on helping you understand how your thoughts affect the way you feel and act. And in turn, how your behaviour affects your thoughts and feelings. In this therapeutic approach, the client and the therapist work together to change any unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing is a distinct treatment approach using bilateral stimulation to support the processing of distressing information that can sometimes remain “frozen” in the brain when a person feels very overwhelmed (e.g. trauma).
Initially developed to successfully treat PTSD (and this is where the bulk of its evidence-base presently lies), EMDR is increasingly being used to treat other conditions in which disturbing memories play a part. https://emdrireland.org/
Family and Systemic Therapy
Family and Systemic Therapy is designed to help people in close relationships to better understand and support each other. It enables family members to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on family strengths, and work together to make useful changes in their relationships and their lives.