Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a well established mental health intervention used by psychologists. It involves helping clients to become more effective at managing the inter-relationships between their thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and behaviour. It is particularly helpful when used to combat anxiety, depression, crisis and stress and to improve intimate relationships. Three examples of this type of therapy used by Dr. Croft are: Meta-Cognitive Therapy (MCT), EMDR Therapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy, which can be provided on their own or in some combination together.
Meta-Cognitive Therapy (MCT) helps clients learn to think more effectively when they face challenges. Clients often develop unhealthy patterns of excessive worry over potential future threats and rumination/brooding over past events. These general patterns are maintained by ineffective coping and harmful self-beliefs. By first becoming more aware of self-defeating inner conversations or negative images of oneself/others, clients can learn to coach themselves to counter-balance such distressing thoughts. A client’s anxious thoughts or panic may interfere with sleep, problem solving or work performance. Angry words may harm work, intimate, family or friend relationships. Motivation to make healthy changes may be inconsistent.
EMDR Therapy helps to accelerate the processes for a client to overcome disturbing events in their life and continue in a healthier direction. Clients may experience understandable and yet still difficult to manage trauma or distress, as a consequence of some recent crisis, e.g., an affair, accident, assault, etcetera. Clients may find that events and feelings that they believed were dealt with in the past, still unexpectedly cause problems. Dr. Croft helps such clients to learn how to let go and move forward, while becoming more effective at preventing or counter-balancing similar distress in the future.
Clinical Hypnotherapy uses a natural form of communication to focus a client's efforts on creating a new pathway to achieving their healthy goals. One practical foundation to this therapy involves relaxed breathing/muscles, creativity and positive suggestions, sometimes in conjunction with personally relevant and brief stories. Some examples of problems that Dr. Croft helps clients deal with involve sleeping, low self-esteem, depressive thoughts, panic and chronic pain.
Ignoring Psychological Health Problems Can Be Dangerous
If you have suicidal thoughts of killing yourself or thoughts of harming others, immediately seek emergency services at your local hospital and contact your psychologist for consultation.
It can be difficult to obtain an informed opinion to decide if you have (or someone you care about has) a psychological or mental health problem. Psychologists offer such diagnostic assessment services. It is okay to discuss your concerns with your physician even before you contact a psychologist, but it is not usually a requirement. The psychologist can work closely with your physician to offer effective mental health services.
Certainly seek professional services whenever you experience any of the following:
When problems become too much to handle, we need Counselling for Life Challenges. You can turn such a crisis into an opportunity to learn new strategies and start thriving again. An experienced professional psychologist can help provide effective solutions to various psychological health and relationship problems that any individual experiences, while saving you time and money.
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