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Emotion Focused Therapy 

EFT proponents claim that change occurs when individuals are able to become aware of, regulate, reflect on, and transform emotions . Emotions, so often viewed by distressed clients as “the problem”, are seen as a connection to our most essential needs, a rapid-alert system crucial for survival and advancement. 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy most commonly known as CBT explores the way our thoughts and feelings manifest into our behaviour. CBT can help alter maladaptive behaviour by reframing and challenging negative thoughts. 

Trauma Informed Practice

Trauma-informed practice acknowledges the profound impact of trauma and seeks to provide a safe and empowering therapeutic environment both physically and emotionally. Trauma informed practice integrates knowledge about the physiological and psychological effects of trauma and how this effects healing and growth. 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Encourages acceptance of difficult thoughts and emotions while emphasizing the importance of taking committed action towards values-based goals. ACT techniques involve mindfulness, acceptance, cognitive defusion, and value clarification to help individuals overcome psychological challenges and improve their overall well-being. By cultivating a flexible mindset and embracing discomfort, ACT aims to help people create a richer and more fulfilling existence.

Attachment Theory 

A psychological framework that explores the impact of early attachment experiences on an individual's emotional and relational development. It suggests that the quality of the caregiver-child bond during infancy shapes one's internal working models of relationships, influencing their attachment patterns in adulthood

Evolutionary Psychology 

By examining how our ancestors' survival and reproductive strategies influence our present-day psychology, evolutionary psychology aims to provide insights into topics such as mate selection, aggression, parental care, and social cooperation. It emphasizes the idea that our behavior is rooted in adaptive mechanisms that have evolved to increase our chances of survival and reproductive success.

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