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Types of psychotherapy utilised at
Ocean Trauma Counselling
O- open minded C- compassionate E- empathetic A- accessible N- nurturing

Not all people respond to one type of psychotherapy. I utilise a variety of psychotherapy theories and methodologies to provide the best possible treatment outcomes for clients. The types of therapies provided are listed and described below.

Behavioral Psychotherapy
A structured behavioral model that examines environmental triggers that produce emotional and physiological responses. Undesirable behaviors can occur and lead to negative consequences. The goal is to change problematic behaviour.

Person centred
Harnesseses the client's natural self-healing process. Given the right relationship with the therapist, clients can decide what they want to do with their lives. To this end, person-centred therapy is a personal growth model also known as non-directive therapy. 

Sand tray
A type of play therapy that encourages people to express their inner world in a non-verbal way. Therapy may last from one session to multiple sessions that happen over a period of time. Studies have shown it can help people talk about their previous trauma and ongoing challenges.

Dyadic developmental psychotherapy
A psychotherapeutic treatment method for families that have children with symptoms of emotional disorders, including complex trauma and attachment disorders. Builds secure relationships that help the child manage stress and emotions better. The child is helped to heal from past trauma.

Can help achieve control over behaviours. It may help manage anxiety or pain. During hypnosis, a person is more susceptible to suggestion but they do not lose control over behaviour.


A practice of awareness and noticing your mind, body and surroundings in the present moment without judgement.

linguistic programming
An approach to communication and personal development that focuses on how individuals organise their thinking, feelings and language. It has been used to assess and treat a variety of clinical symptoms, including depression, anxiety and stress.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
A talking therapy that can help manage issues by changing the way you think and behave. It's most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems.

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