Why use imagery?

Imagery is a core component of many different therapies, but particularly mindfulness based approaches. Imagery is often described as an ‘experiential’ exercise, which means that it allows someone to experience…

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What are schema modes?

In addition to our schemas, schema therapy will also look at what are called our ‘schema modes’. These are moment to moment emotional states and coping responses that we find…

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What is Schema Therapy?

Schema therapy was developed by Jeffrey Young with the intention of treating those with longstanding problems with manging their emotions and relationships with others, including people with a diagnosis of…

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What are schemas?

Schemas (also called ‘Early Schemas’ or ‘Early Maladaptive Schemas’) are core themes and patterns that we develop in childhood and continue to repeat through our lives. They tend to be…

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Behavioural activation

One of the key symptoms in depression is withdrawal from activities, including those that once brought enjoyment. It can be very hard to motivate yourself to do something that either…

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Goal Setting

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a goal oriented therapy. This means that during your initial session(s), you and your therapist will work together to clarify what your specific goals are…

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