FreeMIND Clinic offers Integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); a synthesis of psychodynamic, person-centred and CBT psychologies. Integrative (CBT) consists in treatment with the primary modality being cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and integrated with the secondary modality being ONE of the following: psychodynamic, or person-centred psychologies. In which people explore present difficulties in relation to past experiences and aims to make connections with life purpose, and resolve current life struggles. Integrative CBT, which tends to be a longer in length process as it deals with deeper, more fundamental and long-standing issues, because we use an integration of various approaches dependent on the clients' circumstances and needs.
Once assessing your needs certain principles from the following approaches can be integrated:
Cognitive behavioural therapy
Our cognitive processes are our thoughts which include our ideas, mental images, beliefs and attitudes. Cognitive therapy is based on the principle that certain ways of thinking can trigger, or fuel, certain health problems. The underlying concept behind CBT is that our thoughts and feelings play a fundamental role in our behavior. It focuses on helping clients deal with a very specific problem. During the course of treatment, people learn how to identify and change destructive or disturbing thought patterns that have a negative influence on behaviour.
Based on the idea that a great deal of an individual's behaviour and thoughts are not within their conscious control. Psychoanalysis attempts to help clients develop insight into deep-rooted problems that are often thought to stem from childhood. Psychoanalysis is based on the principle that our childhood experiences have created our current behaviour patterns and thinking process. These thoughts and feelings can become repressed and may manifest themselves as depression or other negative symptoms. By talking freely about thoughts entering their mind, the client reveals unconscious thoughts and memories that the analyst will seek to interpret and make sense of.