Therapeutic Approaches

Psychological Therapy

All of us are affected by emotional difficulties at some point, particularly when dealing with the challenges life throws at us. We may feel sad or anxious and this can have an effect on our day to day lives - our thoughts and behaviours, our relationships and our performance at work. For many people it can be very hard to see what has triggered their feelings of distress and unhappiness. It could be that there is a general feeling of dissatisfaction with life which is hard to pin down. Some people's problems may be related to sudden stresses like bereavement or another traumatic life event. In other situations problems may be linked to longer standing difficulties, such as painful childhood experiences.

How we can help

Our goal is to help you to achieve fast, effective results by firstly developing a detailed understanding of the problem and its underlying causes.

We will help you to develop a range of techniques and strategies specifically tailored to suit your individual requirements in order to provide effective rehabilitation. Together, we will monitor this treatment as things begin to improve and will offer additional help and support in dealing with any stumbling blocks along the way.

We understand that talking about psychological problems can be difficult and we strive to offer a relaxed, comfortable and confidential atmosphere.


Developing Minds Psychological Services Ltd therapists offer evidence based therapeutic approaches to help you gain insight and understanding of the cause of your problems, and then to support you to develop strategies to cope more effectively in the future. Some of the approaches we offer include:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

    Cognitive behavioural therapy can be the most effective form of treatment for a wide range of problems. CBT involves understanding how your thoughts, feelings and behaviour interact to play a role in your problems. Effective treatment is about altering beliefs and changing behaviour with the aim of improving your feelings. While CBT can be the most effective treatment, it does not work for every problem. We can also use other psychological therapies in order to best help an individual case.

  • Mindfulness Approaches

    Mindfulness is an integrative mind-body approach in which a mental state is achieved by focusing awareness on the present moment. By paying more attention to your thoughts and feelings as they happen, you can have a significant positive impact on your mental wellbeing. Practicing mindfulness has been proven to reduce levels of stress, anxiety and depression.

  • Compassion focused therapy (CFT)

    Compassion focused therapy is a process of developing compassion and kindness for the self and others. This is effective for overcoming psychological problems and improving wellbeing.