All About Our Philosophy for Overcoming Mental Health Problems & Achieving Life Goals Using A Psychosocial Perspective

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What is Our Philosophy

Here at Tranceform Psychology we take a different approach to helping people deal with mental health problems or life limiting beliefs known as the Power Threat Meaning Framework which was developed by the British Psychological Society as an alternative way of thinking about emotional distress.

This model for change does not depend on the medical models of mental disease which assert that negative emotions or behaviours are caused by something wrong inside a person and shifts the focus onto what has happened to a person during their life that has led to problems in coping.

People may be surprised to learn that the validity and reliability of psychiatric disorders and what causes them is largely unsupported by scientific evidence.

There are in fact NO medical tests that prove the “brain chemistry imbalance” theory proposed in psychiatry.

Emotional Distress is Real Enough!

Modelling emotional distress as being due to life adversities rather than faulty biology does not diminish the significance of the problems at all and is a much more reliable model than that proposed in psychiatry.

Dr. Thomas Szasz – Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry

Dr. Szasz was a highly eminent psychiatrist who argued the case against ‘pathologisation’ of normal human behaviours for many years.

You can watch one of his conference speeches here:

You can also find out more on this website:

Our Approach

Because of our standpoint that most human behaviours that have traditionally been classified as ‘mental illnesses’ are really just ‘unhelpful’ thought (unhelpful thinking) or behavioural patterns our therapeutic services tend to consider these behaviours as inherently a part of YOU and the way you perceive and react to life.

By taking this approach we aim to help you to ‘help yourself’ by providing a psycho-educational process in which you learn how to recognise and then change these core underlying beliefs and then as a result, experience life differently.

We believe that, for whatever reason, you ‘created’ these unhelpful thought patterns and associated behaviours and so you can ‘un-create’ them as well.

This is no more true than in our delivery of the Tranceformental CBT programme which tackles these mental health problems from a fundamentally new direction with the problem linked to how you have made sense of your experiences in the contxet in which you had them.

Want to Find Our More?

If you’d like to arrange a free initial consultation to discuss how we might be able to help you solve your particular problems, then get in touch below.

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Free Initial Consultations

We offer all prospective clients an initial consultation to discuss your problems prior to commencing any treatment plans.

The consultation is free and lasts around 50 minutes.

During this consultation we will discuss the various options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.

Initial consultations are also available as part of our online therapy service.

At TranceForm Psychology we recognise the importance of the therapeutic relationship in helping people to bring about effective change, so its important to be able to ‘meet’ to discuss our change programmes BEFORE proceeding.

Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking work with us, including both the financial and personal implications.