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What are the different types of therapy?

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Clinical psychologist Catherine Atnas describes the three main types of talking therapies: psychodynamic psychotherapies, more structured approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and open counselling sessions. Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy https://www.thechelseapsychologyclinic.com

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There are lots of different kinds of talking therapies. Some talking therapies would fall under an umbrella term that’s called psychodynamic psychotherapies, which typically people might think of Freud as an example of that. Those kinds of therapies tend to be focussed more on the relationship we have with ourselves and with other people based on our earliest relationships with our caregivers. Other therapies include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which is a very structured and focussed therapy that looks at the relationship between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, and very much focuses on problems of experience currently. So it doesn’t really look at the past so much, although it might make links to this. Then there are also other kinds of talking therapies, like counselling. Counselling is a kind of an open supportive space that you might go to in order to talk about things that might have slightly different models attached to it, therapeutic models attached to it. But those are the three kind of main types of talking therapies.

Dr Catherine Atnas

Dr Catherine Atnas

19 June 2022

"Dr Catherine Atnas is a Clinical Psychologist with considerable experience working in primary and secondary care settings, as well as working within acute mental health settings within the NHS."

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Athena Lazaridou

Athena is a Pilates instructor with 8 years’ experience in the field. After completing a Power Pilates Mat Certification in Athens, she went on to complete the Full Comprehensive Classical Pilates Certification with Equinox in Kensington.  She has been teaching Pilates at Equinox for the past 6 years in addition to her own private clients who she trains both face to face and virtually.

Athena has a passion for helping people get stronger and fitter as well as helping those recovering from injury regain their strength and mobility.  Over the years, she has worked with athletes to incorporate Pilates into their training and improve performance. Athena has also worked with prenatal and postnatal women who may be experiencing depression or other mental health difficulties and used Pilates to facilitate a positive impact on their mental health.

Athena is very passionate about improving physical and mental well-being and has recently incorporated Sound Healing into her work, as she believes it to be one of the best ways of ‘letting go’ and releasing stale energy whilst increasing greater self-awareness.