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Models Of Talking Therapy


This page is a guide to the different types of models of therapy
Please note that all types of talking therapy are beneficial and if you are unsure which one may help you, take into consideration that no matter what model looks appealing it’s the relationship and feeling comfortable with your therapist that is paramount to its success.
At the Greenwich Wellness Rooms all our practitioners have experienced talking therapy so have an awareness and understanding of what is required to help you feel at ease.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT  can  be  used  to  treat  people  with  a  wide range  of  mental  health  issues.  It  is  based  on  the  theory  that  how  we  think  (cognition),  how  we  feel  (emotion)  and how  we  act  (behaviour)  all  interact  together.  In particular, our thoughts determine our feelings and behaviour.

Unrealistic  and  negative  thoughts  can  cause  us  distress  and  therefore  result  in  problems.  When  someone  suffers with  psychological  distress,  the  way  in  which  they  interpret  situations  becomes  confused,  which  in  turn  has  a negative  impact  on  the  actions  they  take.

CBT  is  a  goal-oriented  therapy  which  facilitates  you  to  unravel  and identify  current  issues  concerning  dysfunctional  thoughts,  emotions  and  behaviours.  Aiming to help people become aware  of  when  they  make  negative  interpretations,  and  of  behavioural  patterns  which  reinforce   distorted thinking.

Cognitive  behavioural  therapy  helps  people  to  develop  alternative  ways  of  thinking  and  behaving, therefore reducing  their  psychological  distress. CBT is recommended by the ‘World Health Organization -WHO’ and ‘National Institute for Health and Care Excellence – NICE’


Person-centered Therapy

Person-centered  therapy  is  a  humanistic  approach  that  deals  with  the ways  in  which  individuals  perceive  themselves  consciously.  Therapists  work  with  clients  to  help  them  interpret  their unconscious  thoughts  or  ideas.  They  explore  ideas  to  understand  an  individual’s  experience  from  their  perspective, making  them  better  able  to  understand  their  own  feelings.  Enabling  the  client  to  reconnect  with  their  inner values  and  sense  of  self-worth.  Therefore allowing  the  belief  that  all  of  us  will  grow  and  fulfil  our  potential.

This  journey  allows clients  to  reconnect  with  and  utilise  their  own  strengths  and  identity,  leading  to  powerful  transformations  over time.


Integrative Psychotherapeutic Therapy

This model helps clients  face  each  moment  openly  and  authentically without  having  formed  an  opinion,  expectation  or  attitude  beforehand.  Therapists  work  with  clients  to  focus  on  the fears  and  concerns  that  limit  their  psychological  freedom.  This includes specific triggers that may be causing a disruptive pattern.  Allowing  clients  the  opportunity  to  explore  current  problems  in  their  lives  and  to  see  how  their lives  may  be  affected  by  issues  outside  their  awareness.

This enables them to unearth and discover potential and future possibilities.  In  therapy  we  can  explore  how  the  body  stores  traumatic  events  or  an  accumulation  of  events.  Then  how  this  can  manifest  as  anxiety,  stress  or  depression,  which  can  often  leave  us  feeling  confused,  scared  and disconnected  from  those  around  us.

Integrative  therapy  promotes  a  healthy  balance  between  mind  and  body, allowing  clients  to  start  setting  goals  and  practising  new  behaviours.  This assists them to expand their limitations and achieve greater gratification.


Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt is a positive and practical integrative therapeutic approach.  Therapists  will  help  clients  focus  on  their  immediate  thoughts,  feelings  and  behaviour  and  to better  understand  the  way  they  relate  to  others.


Mindfulness Therapy 

Mindfulness based therapy incorporates practices such as meditation and breathing exercises.  Using  these  tools  allows  the  client  to  break  away  from  negative  thought patterns,  reducing  the  risk  of  depression  or  relapses.  Mindfulness  allows  clients  to  learn  how  to  pay  attention  to each  moment,  see  the  minds  patterns,  and  the  way  in  which  certain  patterns  of  mind  lead  to  escalation  of emotions,  despite  our  best  effort  to  control  them.


Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

EMDR  is  a  type  of  psychotherapy  to  help  people  deal  with  and  heal  from  experiences  that  have  caused  emotional trauma.  EMDR therapy  is  based  on  several  theories  of  psychotherapy,  including  concepts  of  CBT.

At our London based space, we practice EMDR techniques such as, eye  movements,  hand  tapping,  and/or  audio  stimulation  to  unblock  emotional  processes  that  have  been static  due  to  distress. Your brain can be reprogrammed  to  begin  to  heal  from  the  pain  and  fear  associated  with trauma and  emotional  distress.  EMDR  may  allow  you  to  gain  a  new  perspective  that  can  facilitate improved  self-esteem  and  enhance  personal  beliefs  about  your  capabilities.

This  therapy  follows  eight  phases of  treatment  that  focus  on  the  past,  the  present,  and  the  future,  helping  you  work  through  emotional  distress  and trauma  and  learn  skills  to  cope  with  current  and  future  stress.  This  treatment  may  cause  rapid  relief  from  symptoms and  even  has  the  potential  to  help  you  begin  to  feel  better  after  session  one,  although  there  is  a  great  deal  of variation  in  patients’  responses.  Primarily  it  is  used  to  overcome  symptoms  associated  with  post-traumatic  stress disorder  (PTSD).  However,  EMDR  has  been  found  to  positively  treat  other  mood  and  anxiety  disorders,  including depression,  phobias,  and  panic  disorder.  Therapists  have  found  that  it  might  be  particularly  helpful  in  treating  panic disorder,  panic  attacks,  and  agoraphobia  when  your  past  traumatic  experiences  are  contributing  to  your  current symptoms. EMDR therapy UK is recommended by the ‘National Institute for Health and Care Excellence – NICE’ and the ‘World Health Organization -WHO’


Humanistic- existential Therapy

This  form  of  therapy  emphasises  self-acceptance,  personal  values, personal  meaning  and  individual  choice.  Existential psychology emphasises self-determination, choice and individual responsibility.  Therapists  believe  that  everyone  has  problems  that  hold  them  back  from  reaching  their fullest  potential.  Humanistic  therapy  focuses  on  individuals’  inherent  drive  towards  self-actualisation,  the  process  of fulfilment  of  one’s  talents  and  potentialities,  especially  considered  as  a  drive  or  need  present  in  everyone.  Primarily, this  type  of  therapy  explores  a  self-awareness  and  mindfulness  that  helps  the  client  change  their  state  of  mind  and behaviour  from  one  set  of  reactions  to  a  healthier  one  with  more  productive  self-awareness  and  thoughtful  actions.

Therefore,  this  approach  allows  the  merging  of  mindfulness  and  behavioural  therapy,  with  positive  social  support.



Hypnotherapy uses intense concentration, guided relaxation, and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness often called a trance. The client’s attention is so focused while in this state that anything going on around them is temporarily blocked out. In this naturally occurring state, a client may focus their attention, with the help of a trained therapist, on specific thoughts or tasks.

Hypnotherapy can be used to treat;

It can also be used to improve

 Our Hypnotherapy is performed in a calm and therapeutic environment. The hypnotherapist will guide clients into a relaxed, focused state and ask them to think about experiences and situations in positive ways.  This can help them change the way they think and behave.


Neuro-Linguistic Programming Therapy (NLP)NLP is a powerful concept used to enhance self development and move towards personal transformation.  The unconscious mind is a powerful part of us, it’s where the thoughts, behaviours, thinking, memories, habits, the entire model of the world lives. It has recorded every detail of everything we have ever seen, done, heard, smelt, tasted.

NLP therapy is extremely effective, because rather than just using questioning skills to get clients talking about something, NLP coaches use other techniques to help change behaviours and thinking. This allows them to be released from negative memories, feelings or thoughts that are holding them back from making progress.  The therapist will help clients re-wire past detrimental thought patterns and behaviours and help them create new ones. Similar to a car MOT, but instead you are nourishing your mind and body.


Time Line Therapy

This model is based on the principle that our self-esteem, beliefs, emotions, and behaviours all stem from what we have learnt and experienced in life, including how we look at those experiences.  The Time line model uses the clients own internal “Time Line”.  Thus by connecting with their unconscious mind in a number of ways to heal emotional trauma and eliminating unwanted thoughts, emotions and behaviours.





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