In Freud’s day, psychoanalysis involved years of regular,
intensive sessions of dream and thought interpretation by an expert analyst.
However, many of today’s psychotherapeutic approaches tend to be more focused on helping people to deal with particular issues or feelings that matter most to
the client, and within a more useful period of time. The psychotherapist’s role is
initially to help a client to identify what they want from therapy, and then to
help them achieve their goals at a pace that feels right for that person.
Here are the therapies that we use:
NLPt is based on the philosophy and skills of
Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP). It is an integrative form of psychotherapy,
drawing on and combining different methods according to what is considered most
appropriate for a particular person and the issue at hand. Although it may be
briefer than other approaches, the overriding concern is to work thoroughly and
at the client’s pace. NLPt follows a clear process but it is tailored to each
person’s needs. A skilled Neurolinguistic Psychotherapist will tailor each
session’s therapy to bring about the client’s desired improvements, making
it highly outcome-focused.
Timeline Therapy ™
Timeline Therapy is a Neurolinguistic process that allows
people to gain freedom from negative emotions, limiting decisions and painful
memories associated with the past. It is helpful for trauma, phobia, and
long-standing emotional “roadblocks” that are often rooted in the past. The
process is relatively brief and is managed with considerable care for emotional
Deep relaxation may be used to enhance NLPt and Timeline
Therapy work. Many clients can also benefit from learning relaxation techniques.
The NHS considers CBT to be the most useful approach for
issues like depression, anxiety and OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). This
therapy involves becoming consciously aware of how particular thoughts, beliefs
and actions are creating a particular problem; finding alternatives to some of
these; and then putting them into practice to bring about gradual improvement.
It is a goal-oriented, step-by-step approach that involves dedication and
willingness to learn and rehearse how to do things differently. Elements of CBT
and NLPt can be powerfully combined to help accelerate and “bed in” the