Therapists at CHS use a variety of therapeutic approaches, reflecting the main schools of psychotherapy: the psychodynamic school; the cognitive behavioural school; and eclecticism – or integration of the different therapeutic approaches.
There are different goals for psychotherapy including:
- dealing with severe mental disorders
- addressing specific anxieties and phobias
- helping people finding meaning and purpose in their lives.
Each of the different therapeutic approaches may be more suitable for attaining some goals than others.
If you would like to find out more about the different therapeutic approaches, we can refer you to the following sites:
- The British Psychological Society: http://www.bps.org.uk/
- The American Psychological Association: http://www.apa.org/
- The UK’s Royal College of Psychiatrists (guide to cognitive behavioural therapy): http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinformation/therapies/cognitivebehaviouraltherapy.aspx
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy: http://mbct.com/