Which Therapy Should I Choose?
Find Out Which Therapy Is Best for Your Problem
We are often asked by clients which therapy would be best for their specific problem, and although one might think that this is an easy question to answer, in fact there are numerous factors to take into consideration when trying to come up with a definitive answer.
The reality is that what is effective for one person may not be effective for another, and this is because therapy, in itself, does not bring about a change in a person, the person brings about a change in themselves THROUGH a particular form of therapy.
Each form of ‘intervention’ works on a different ‘part’ of the person’s ‘perceptual modelling’ and in most cases this can be determined by how comfortable the person feels with the process.
Why not watch this video from the Open University to get an informed view…..
Transformational versus Incremental Change
Transformational change is what happens when the ’cause’ of any particular psychological symptom is ‘uncovered’ or ‘re-processed’ in such a way that the symptom no longer serves any useful purpose.
This type of change occurs at the neurological level through a process called ‘memory re-consolidation’ and effectively ‘re-writes’ the unhelpful emotional learning that produces the pathological symptom.
The types of therapy we use at TranceForm to bring about a Transformational change include ‘Psychoanalysis‘, a psycho-dynamic therapy that helps a person to explore these deeply embedded ’emotional learnings’ and in doing so, to replace them with newer and more consolidated and balanced learnings gained throughout the life course to date.
Many of our therapies may also use elements of ‘attachment’ based theory which seeks to help clients identify and then change attachment patterns that developed during earlier childhood.
Transformation change, once effected, is permanent and total.
Incremental changes are ‘step improvements’ brought about by the development of improved management of thinking (cognition) and therefore of the behavioural responses brought about that those ‘improved’ thoughts.
This is the central tenet of the ‘cognitive’ therapies which is brought about at TranceForm by either Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) of through following the Changing Limiting Beliefs course and Thrive Programme.
Technically, the incremental changes affected by cognitive therapies are not ‘permanent’ or ‘transformational’ but for many people still represent a significant improvement that is more than acceptable.
An advantage of incremental change is that it does not require the detailed examination of emotional experiences from the person’s past and focuses almost exclusively on the thoughts and feelings that are experienced in the ‘present context’.
Many people find this approach much more ‘comfortable’ and manageable to deal with.
FREE Initial Consultations
We offer all prospective clients a FREE initial assessment to chat about which therapy might be best for you. During this 50 minute consultation we will discuss the various options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.
At TranceForm we believe that therapy & counselling should be a collaboration between therapist and client so it’s very important to be able to meet PRIOR to agreeing any kind of help. Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking work with us, including both the financial and personal implications.