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An Introduction to CBT

3 Day Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Course in Glasgow: The ACT Counselling Services Team are looking forward to the delivery of another 3 day ‘Introduction to the Theory and Practise of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)’ short course in the coming week. This is a very popular course with workers from various helping professions nowadays being asked to […]

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Triggers for Substance Misuse

CBT group therapy for substance misuse… With CBT group therapy, where clients are given the opportunity to work with their counsellor on a 1:1 basis regarding the substance and attend a group to address, arguably two of the most common underlying mental health issues associated with substance misuse, anxiety and depression. Respective anxiety and depression […]

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Substance Misuse and Therapy

Substance misuse and mental health… It is a well known fact, and yes you have probably read or heard it before that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the most evidenced based psychological therapy available today and is the preferred therapeutic approach of the NHS. However, it is probably not the first modality one would associate […]

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Relationship Patterns

Schema Focused Relationship Advice The ACT Counselling Services team have had 2 insightful weeks delivering inputs 6 and 7 of the ‘Practising Schema Focused Therapy’ course. The themes have all been about perpetuation and ‘Repetition Compulsion’ (Freud, S), or ‘Schema Chemistry’ (Young, J). We think it is absolutely incredible that we, as human beings continue, […]

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Personal Construct Psychology

The ACT Counselling Services Team have been developing and delivering a new input as part of the PG Diploma on Personal Construct Psychology (PCP). The first thing that we must remind ourselves of is that PCP is a philosophy as opposed to a theory. It is our opinion that it is crucial for CBT Practitioners […]

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Imagery Assessment & Schema Focused Therapy

Imagery Assessment was the input for the ACT Counselling Services ‘Practising Schema Focused Therapy’ course yesterday evening. Again, on creating and delivering the input we were reminded how powerful imagery assessment is. Imagery Rescripting etc is arguably more powerful and we will focus on this in a future blog. So what is the value of […]

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Rules for Living

Exploring your childhood The ACT Team are fresh from delivering another 3 day ‘Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’ course. As we have come to expect, the participants were a pleasure to work with and the time passed by so quickly. The course requires participants to examine their own childhood experiences […]

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Solution Focused Practice

I recently attended a conference on children’s services within Glasgow where 2 of the keynote speakers highlighted the need to shift away from “labelling” or diagnosing mental health problems in children and move towards “case formulations”. They proposed that we should be thinking from the outset, in partnership with the child and their family about […]

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