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Therapeutic Approaches

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) was developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan in 1970's as a result of her own struggles with mental health. It was the first therapeutic intervention to implement mindfulness and focuses on balancing CBT and dialectics. DBT is a highly successful therapeutic intervention to help treat personality disorders, depression/anxiety, anger management, struggles with emotion regulation and distress tolerance. 

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Based on the idea that thoughts, feelings and behaviors are interconnected, the intervention of CBT was developed. With a strong focus on recognising negative thoughts and inaccurate perceptions for what they were, individuals are able to think more realistically and feel better emotionally. Although CBT began with research on depression, today it is used to treat a range of mental health challenges including anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance use, and sleep disorders. 

Narrative Therapy

Narrative therapy is a style of therapy that helps people become—and embrace being—an expert in their own lives. In narrative therapy, there is an emphasis on the stories that you develop and carry with you through your life. 


Lydia Pearce

Senior Counsellor

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