Talking therapy is the use of psychological methods, based on regular personal interaction, person centred, to help a person change the way they think, behave and overcome problems in desired ways. 


Change your Brain! Mental Health and Neuroplasticity. You may feel a little hopeless sometimes when you think of mental illness. It might feel like you were “born this way” or that you’re sentenced to just “coping” with depression or anxiety all your life. In our sessions we’ll teach you that you can change your brain, you can learn new skills that can improve your mental health and get feeling healthy and happy again.

Mammalian Brain Chemistry

We help people build their power over their mammalian brain chemistry. Happiness comes from chemicals we’ve inherited from earlier mammals: dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphin. When you know how they work in animals, your ups and downs make sense.

Acceptance Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) encourages people to embrace their thoughts and feelings rather than fighting or feeling guilty for them.

ACT develops psychological flexibility and is a form of behavioural therapy that combines mindfulness skills with the practice of self-acceptance. When aiming to be more accepting of your thoughts and feelings, commitment plays a key role. In the case of ACT, you commit to facing the problem head-on rather than avoiding your stresses. Imagine committing to actions that help you facilitate your experience and embrace any challenge.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) combines mindfulness techniques like meditation, breathing exercises and stretching with elements from cognitive behaviour therapy to help break the negative thought patterns that are characteristic of recurrent depression.

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy was developed by therapists Zindel Segal, Mark Williams, and John Teasdale, who sought to build upon cognitive therapy, which was developed by Aaron T. Beck in the 1960s. They felt that by integrating cognitive therapy with a program developed in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn called mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), therapy could be more effective.

Somatic Therapy

Somatic Experiencing® (SE) is aimed at relieving the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by focusing on perceived body sensations (or somatic experiences).

Somatic Experiencing®

Somatic Experiencing® (SE™) was developed by Peter A. Levine, PhD to address the effects of trauma. Levine developed this approach after observing that prey animals, whose lives are routinely threatened in the wild, are able to recover readily by physically releasing the energy they accumulate during stressful events. Humans, on the other hand, often override these natural ways of regulating the nervous system with feelings of shame and pervasive thoughts, judgments, and fears. Somatic Experiencing aims to help people move past the place where they might be “stuck” in processing a traumatic event.

Polyvagal Theory

The Somatic Experiencing® method integrates the neuroscience of polyvagal theory, developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, along with the work of other trauma and body-oriented experts. … Jaak Panksepp, the father of affective neuroscience, identified a number of natural behaviours and foundational emotions shared by mammals. Polyvagal theory in psychotherapy offers co-regulation as an interactive process that engages the social nervous systems of both therapist and client. Social engagement provides experiences of mutuality and reciprocity in which we are open to receiving another person, as they are.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation

The vagus (Latin for wandering) nerve is far reaching, extending from the brainstem down into your stomach and intestines, innervating your heart and lungs, and connecting your throat and facial muscles. Furthermore, Stephen Porges’ polyvagal theory proposes that there are three evolutionary stages of the vagus nerve and that regulation of nervous system states is critical for the treatment of mental health conditions

QiGong and Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Qigong, pronounced “chee gung” is an ancient Chinese moving meditation exercise, that looks similar to Tai Chi, but is easier to learn and practice. Qigong involves proper: body movement, breathing, mental focus and intention. It is gentle on the physical body and can be practised by anyone. While it has spiritual applications, Qigong is not a religious practice – so it is inclusive of all people and backgrounds.

Psychosensory Therapy

Psychosensory therapy treatment uses sensory stimuli (i.e., touch, sight, sound, taste, smell) to affect psychological and emotional health, including trauma.

The Havening Techniques®

The Havening Techniques® are a healing modality that is designed to help individuals overcome problems that are the consequence of traumatic encoding. The Havening Techniques belong to a larger group of methods called psychosensory therapies, which use sensory input to alter thought, mood, and behaviour. 

Ronald & Steven Ruden who developed The Havening Techniques®️, formerly known as Amygdala De-potentiation Therapy®️. The development of The Havening Techniques was initiated in 2001. The doctors’ work is based on neuroscience and the havening touch which includes Delta Wave Therapy®️.

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT),

Emotional freedom technique (EFT) is an alternative treatment for physical pain and emotional distress. It’s also referred to as tapping or psychological acupressure. People who use this technique believe tapping the body can create a balance in your energy system and treat pain.

Eye Movement Desensitizing & Reprocessing (EMDR).

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.  Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal.  EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.  

Turn off your Stress Response ! Using your Bodies Natural Response

Our therapy sessions will show you how to turn on your body’s natural calming response, the parasympathetic response, and train your mind and body to calm down, relax and turn on the “rest, digest and heal” response potential with psychological flexibility for a rich, full and meaningful life, despite unhelpful thinking and uncomfortable feelings.

Change your Brain! Mental Health & Neuroplasticity

By the end of your therapy sessions, you will have learnt ways to change your brain’s chemistry, structure and function so that you can be happier and healthier! You’ll learn simple daily habits that research has shown to work better than antidepressants at treating depression or anxiety. 

Coping Skills and Self-Care for Mental Health

Throughout your therapy sessions with us, we’ll show you that stress, anxiety and depression don’t run your life. Because you’ll have the skills to cope with emotions in more healthy ways! You’ll feel confident in your ability to stay calm and face whatever life throws your way despite uncomfortable emotions. Learn essential skills to turn Burnout into Self -Renewal, building a tool bag of self-help skills.

Areas of Experience

Stress Response

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  • Stress, Anxiety and worry – what’s the difference?
  • The Fight, Flight, Freeze Response – The Root of Stress
  • Your Nervous System – Sympathetic and Parasympathetic response
  • Grounding Techniques for Mindfulness
  • Diaphragmatic Breathing

Feed you Brain

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  • Nutrition: Feeding Your Brain
  • The Mind Diet
  • Natural Supplements and Treatments
  • Releasing Feel Good Brain Chemicals

Addictive Habits

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  • Comfort Eating
  • Weight Loss
  • Eating Disorders
  • Addiction to Drugs
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Reduce Alcohol Intake
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders

Mindfulness Skills

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  • Perceived Danger vs a Safe Haven
  • Safe Place Imagery
  • Grounding to the Present moment
  • Havening Techniques
  • Visualisation and Imagery

Change Your Brain

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  • Neuroplasticity
  • Change How You Think
  • Positive Coping Statements
  • Intrusive Thoughts
  • Unhelpful Thinking Habits
  • Overthinking

Energy & Vitality

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  • QiGong
  • Physical Fitness
  • Energy Therapy
  • Yoga
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Eco Therapy

Coping Skills

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  • Relaxation Skills
  • Distraction Skills
  • Sensory Coping Skills
  • Distress Tolerance Skills
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Havening Techniques
  • Psychosensory Techniques

Self Care Skills

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  • Building Resiliency
  • Develop your Self-care plan
  • Sleep Hygiene
  • Steps for Wellbeing
  • Valued Based Actions
  • Work-Life Balance

Strained Relationships

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  • Personality Disorders
  • Disarming Conflict
  • Setting Boundaries
  • Verbal communication
  • Increase intimacy
  • Listening and Respect
  • Removing barriers
  • Understanding and Validation

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