What types of issues can we help you with at Curious Mind Psychology?
At Curious Mind Psychology, we specialise in treating trauma, anxiety, attachment issues, relationship issues and related conditions in individuals aged 15 and over. We also treat individuals who are experiencing a range of wellbeing or mental health concerns, such as:
Anxiety (social, generalised, panic, phobias)
Relationship difficulties, particularly with recurring patterns or conflicts
Developmental psychological trauma (childhood, family, relationship)
Post traumatic stress disorder / C-PTSD
Chronic illnesses, particularly women’s health issues
Feeling numb or empty
Feeling stuck and unable to live the way you wish
General wellness concerns
Communication skills (assertiveness, setting boundaries)
Grief and loss
Obsessions and compulsions
Loneliness and isolation
Please Note: Curious Mind Psychology does not see people for the purpose of providing reports for court, family services, forensic or medico-legal purposes.
What types of therapy do we offer at Curious Mind Psychology?
Depending on your needs and preferences, we integrate a variety of trauma informed and evidence-based therapies to support your wellbeing. We adopt a collaborative and client centred approach to psychology, working with you to tailor an individualised plan that addresses your concerns, wishes and needs. We offer the following kinds of therapeutic approaches:
Mindfulness is a process that allows us to be fully present and aware in the moment. It allows us to be centred in where we are and what we are doing, without being overwhelmed and carried away by thoughts or feelings.
Mindfulness practice can help improve mood, wellbeing and our ability to navigate everyday life.
Interpersonal Therapy focusses on improving your ability to relate to and communicate with people around you to enhance your mental health.
The therapy builds skills such as identifying emotions, understanding where they are coming from and expressing them in a healthy way.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy focusses on the connection between thoughts, emotions and behaviours.
CBT will develop your ability to identify and challenge negative thinking patterns with positive thoughts, as well as implement healthy coping behaviours. Working on thinking and behaviour patterns will ultimately improve your mood and manage your emotions.
Motivational interviewing focusses on resolving internal ambivalence and resistance to change.
It helps you to connect with your will and drive to undertake a change in your life, by compassionately addressing any insecurities, doubts or vagueness that is blocking your ability to pursue a goal.
It is a useful complement to any therapeutic modality, renewing your resolve to work towards a more fulfilling life.
Acceptance and commitment therapy assists you to accept what is outside of your control and commit to action that will enhance your life.
This therapy teaches skills and techniques to manage psychological distress and clarifies your values. This dual approach offers guidance on what actions to take that will enhance your life, and develops your ability to manage any painful emotions that arise as you work towards what is truly important.
Psychodynamic therapy explores the influence of past dysfunctional relationships, particularly unresolved conflicts, on your present ability to have meaningful, satisfying relationships with yourself and others. Psychodynamic therapy aims to help you bring awareness to and safely process painful buried emotions and unmet needs stemming from past relationships that affect your thoughts, behaviour and trap you in painful patterns of relating to yourself and others.
Developing this insight and self awareness often leads to a reduction in suffering and symptoms, as well as providing opportunities to change recurrent patterns of behaviour that create conflict and suffering.
Schema therapy focuses on identifying unmet emotional needs or adverse events in childhood that create unhelpful and enduring beliefs, problems processing emotions and unhelpful coping mechanisms. Schemas can be described as templates for how people interpret and interact with life, they are long-standing patterns or themes in thinking, feeling and behaving/coping.
This therapy helps you to bring awareness to your schemas and how they present, before creating a behaviour change plan to deactivate them when triggered and create more supportive coping mechanisms.