We use evidence-based approaches to the management of stress with a particular emphasis on the use of Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT). CBT is a collaborative, practical, problem-solving approach that helps to treat stress, anxiety and depression, an evidence-based approach to the improvement of mental health and wellness.
CBT can help break the circle of unhelpful thinking and behaviour. It is based on the concept that how we think, act and feel, and what we experience in our bodies, all interact with one another. The therapy focuses on the thoughts, images, beliefs and attitudes that we hold, the personal meaning we associate with these, and how this relates to our behaviour.
CBT empowers the client by teaching a more useful way of thinking and coping.
We also use various evidence-based stress management techniques to help the client practise new and improved ways of coping with stress. Examples of these techniques include the development of coping skills, mindfulness, visualisation and breath-work.