There are a number of different evidence-based treatments that can help with a range of mental health problems or life stressors.
At True North Psychology our psychologists practice a range of different therapies. Typically the psychologist will use an individualised treatment plan that uses the therapy approach (or combination of approaches) that best suits your needs.
True North Psychology's treatment approaches typically include:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
CBT helps you to understand the link between your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. It uses cognitive challenging and behavioural strategies to help you manage difficult to shift thoughts or worry and increase activity that makes your life worth living.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is a skills based treatment designed to help you understand your emotions, cope better with distressing feelings and events, improve your relationships with others and balance your own needs and wants with those of others. Skills typically cover the areas of Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness.
True North Psychology therapists can provide DBT informed individual treatment.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness-based therapeutic approaches
Acceptance and Commitment therapy is a mindfulness based therapy that teaches you the skills to accept those things that are not within your personal control, and commit to action that improves your life.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
Interpersonal Psychotherapy is a short term, attachment-focused therapy that is focused on resolving interpersonal problems and achieving a reduction in symptoms.The therapuetic relationship is used as a means to bring about change in the patients interpersonal relationships and increase social supports to better manage current distress.
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
Solution Focused Brief Therapy is a goal directed therapy that utilises the patients own skills and resources to make changes in their life to improve their current situation and make like meaningful. It focuses primarily on the present and future to achieve patient goals, with only minimal discussion of historical content.