Clinical Psychologists are trained in a number different therapeutic approaches (see below). They are also skilled at integrating their knowledge of different therapeutic approaches and tailoring interventions to each individual's needs.
Each intervention is bespoke.
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Family therapy is an approach that works with families and those who are in close relationships to encourage change. These changes are viewed in terms of the systems of interaction between each person in the family or relationship.
Family therapy and systemic practice supports the notion that family relationships form a key part of the emotional health of each member within that family. This type of therapy can help people who care for each other find ways to cope collaboratively with any distress, misunderstanding and pain that is affecting their relationships and putting a strain on the family unit.
Family / Systemic Therapy
ACT gets its name from one of its core messages: accept what is out of your personal control, and commit to action that improves and enriches your life. The aim of ACT is to maximise a person's potential for a rich, full and meaningful life. ACT (which is pronounced as the word 'act', not as the initials) does this by:
1) teaching psychological skills to help a person deal with painful thoughts and feelings more effectively - in such a way that they have much less impact and influence over them,
2) helping a person to clarify what is truly important and meaningful to them - i.e their values - then use that knowledge to guide, inspire and motivate them to change their life for the better.