At Questa, we recognise that seeking therapy can be a daunting prospect.
We make a thorough assessment in order to introduce a therapist that matches your needs.
From the moment you get in touch with us, we will support you every step of the way.
We also understand that receiving a diagnosis can give rise to a range of different reactions. That is why we want to ensure you are supported during this time. We have a team of experienced clinicians offering therapeutic and coaching support in general, and to assist with post-diagnostic adjustment in particular.
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The therapeutic approaches that we apply include:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
CBT is evidence-based and one of the most effective treatment for a wide range of disorders. It’s often the first therapy to be offered either alone or in conjunction with other approaches and has evolved to treat a range of issues. In its simplest form, it says psychological problems are partly caused by unhelpful learned patterns of thinking and behaviour and that you can learn to change them and thus relieve your symptoms.
Mindfulness aims to help you maintain a moment-by-moment awareness of your thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens without interpretation or judgment.
Compassion Focused Therapy
Compassion is an emotional response believed by many to be an essential aspect of well-being and its’ development has the benefit of improved mental and emotional health. CFT is grounded in neurological understanding of basic emotion regulation systems: the threat and self-protection system, the drive and excitement system, and the contentment and social safeness system.
Narrative Exposure Therapy
Narrative exposure therapy is a treatment for trauma disorders, particularly for complex/multiple trauma. With the guidance of the therapist, you establish a chronological narrative of your life. By expressing the narrative, you fill in details of fragmentary memories and develop a coherent autobiographical story to process the trauma.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT helps you notice and manage negative thoughts, feelings, symptoms, or circumstances without getting caught up in them. It encourages you to identify your values and goals and focus on constructive activities and behaviours that reinforce them leading to improved emotional well being.
Psychodynamic therapy is an approach that involves a deeper understanding of one's emotions and other mental processes. It works to help you gain greater insight into how you feel and think, both consciously and unconsciously. By improving this understanding, you can then make better choices about your life.
During couples counselling, you and your partner will meet with a specialist to talk through and explore the problems you're both facing. The therapist will help you both to open up, highlighting the strengths in your relationship alongside what might be causing you distress.
CBT and EMDR are NICE recommended trauma therapies, enabling people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. It uses bilateral stimulation to activate both sides of your brain to enhance reprocessing of traumatic memories.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
DBT evolved from CBT, but it was adapted for people who feel emotions very intensely and who may be self-harming, suicidal or solving emotional problems by unhelpful behaviours. ‘Dialectical’ means trying to understand how two things that seem opposite could both be true. DBT teaches mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation skills.
Cognitive Interpersonal Therapy
Based on CBT, cognitive interpersonal therapy helps you modify dysfunctional beliefs about yourself and biased information in relation to problematic interpersonal behavioural patterns that may have an important role in the maintenance of social anxiety disorder.
Adapting to a diagnosis or traits of Autism spectrum or ADHD and dealing with associated mental wellbeing difficulties.
Skills coaching and support in areas such as organisation, developing/managing relationships, managing emotions and attention/focus.