Counselling approaches explained

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. (CBT)

Challenging our negative thoughts and beliefs and practising helpful behaviours.



Paying attention in the present moment. Avoiding rumination over past events or worry over possible future events that might never occur.


Mindfulness based CBT.

An integration of Mindfulness with CBT.


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. (ACT)

Accepting that we will have all sorts of thoughts, both helpful and unhelpful. We do not have to attach too much importance to our thoughts, or always believe them. Instead, we commit to our actions, and base these on our values. This practice enables us to be proactive in creating a meaningful life.