There are various services available at SevenEight Psychology. I have trained in several different psychological therapies in order to provide the best possible treatment for my clients.
Equine Assisted Therapy
I have loved horses since I was a little girl, something which stayed with me into adulthood. I am so excited to be able to bring horses into therapy as they are such wonderful healers and teachers. ‘Guided by Horses’ is the equine assisted therapy arm of SevenEight Psychology. My herd of five horses act as co-therapists, and treatment follows the Equine Psychotherapy Institute model. See the Guided by Horses website for more information for clients and referring practitioners.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is said to be the gold standard treatment approach for many problems, particularly anxiety and depression. CBT works by addressing unhelpful ways of thinking and behaving, which in turn changes the way you feel. There are many different strategies we can use which fall under the banner of CBT, all of which teach you new skills which you can use in the future.
There is a lot more to hypnotherapy than what you may have seen on TV. Hypnosis is a completely natural, focused state of attention. Most people go in and out of hypnosis many times during the day, such as the times when you leave the house and don’t remember locking the door. If you ever go back to check, you will usually find that you did indeed lock it, however in an altered state of awareness your mind was somewhere else. Most commonly people have heard of hypnotherapy to stop smoking, which is definitely a service I offer. Many people do not realise that hypnotherapy is also a helpful therapy to address anxiety, depression, grief and loss, eating problems and chronic pain, to name a few. It is a very versatile treatment option that most people find to be a pleasant and relaxing experience.