For a start, there is no need to lie on a couch - unless you really want to.
At Lantern Psychology we employ evidence-based treatment approaches tailored to help you with your particular problem.
Therapy usually involves:
1. Gaining an understanding of the problem and the client's goals for therapy.
2. A joint agreement about the conceptualisation of the problem, treatment approach and plan. This generally includes
the type of approach therapy will take, the targets for change and an estimated number of sessions.
3. Working on improving understanding and insight into problems, patterns and behaviours and learning skills to address change.
While at Lantern, we favour a short-term cognitive, behavioural therapy called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT),
Alison's approach is most concerned with what works for the individual and to this end she integrates techniques from other evidence-based therapies.