For most clients with a trauma history, especially those grappling with dissociation, living inside their own skin is challenging. Most clients struggle between sessions often feeling overwhelmed, out of control and can't figure out a way to help themselves. The results of therapy once, or twice a week fade quickly when faced with the many hours week they're besieged with overwhelming anxiety or despair. Time limited groups can provide individuals with the opportunity to learn skills needed to deal with their traumatic histories. Read more about Group Therapy at HarrisHoward.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
CBT is an approach to help people experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties. The basis of CBT is that what people think affects how they feel emotionally and also alters what they do. During times of mental distress the way the person sees and judges themselves and the things that happens to them alters. Things tend to become more extreme and unhelpful. This can worsen how the person feels and causes them to act in ways that keep their distress going. Therapists will aim to work jointly with the person to help them begin to identify and then change their extreme thinking and unhelpful behaviour. By doing this, the result is a significant improvement in how the person feels and lives their day to day life. Read more about CBT at HarrisHoward.
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is an innovative clinical treatment, which has successfully helped over one million people who have experienced psychological difficulties which originate from some kind of traumatic experience, such as sexual abuse, childhood neglect, road traffic accidents and violence. EMDR is also successful in treating other complaints such as performance anxiety, self-esteem issues, phobias, and other trauma related anxiety disorders. Read more about EMDR at HarrisHoward.
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a body-centred psychotherapy that makes it possible for clients to discover the habitual and automatic attitudes, both physical and psychological, by which they generate patterns of experience. This gentle therapy teaches clients to follow the inherently intelligent processes of body and mind to promote healing. It is particularly helpful in working with the effects of trauma and abuse, emotional pain, and limiting belief systems. Read more about Sensorimotor Psychotherapy at HarrisHoward.
Lifespan Integration (LI) is an innovative new body-mind therapeutic technique for treating adults and children with a wide variety of mental health problems including post- traumatic stress, attachment anxiety, eating disorders, and dissociative conditions.
Learn more about Psychological Therapy
Please feel free to get in touch with us to discuss Psychological Therapy. More information on Psychological Therapy is available from the British Psychological Society, alternatively, read more about HarrisHoward psychological therapies, or read an overview of our psychology services.