Therapy Articles

Read our therapy articles here by ACT Counselling and CBt Services. Our centre in Scotland offers accredited training, courses and therapy that you can access here on our website.

A slice of responsibility pie

One of my favourite things about counselling is the serendipity of working through a problem or difficulty with someone only to discover there is a big lesson in there for me…

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Sharon’s Magic Mountain

Once upon a time there was a young girl who embarked up the COSCA counselling course at ACT Counselling and CBT Services. She wanted to climb the magic…

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Vicarious Trauma

We empathise with the hard end of human suffering on a consistent basis. For some Therapists/Professionals, this might be daily…

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An Introduction to CBT

The ACT Counselling Services Team are looking forward to the delivery of another 3-day ‘Introduction to the Theory and Practise of Cognitive…

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Substance Misuse and Therapy

It is a well known fact, and yes you have probably read or heard it before that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)…

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Triggers for Substance Misuse

With CBT in Groups, where clients are given the opportunity to work with their counsellor on a 1:1 basis regarding the substance…

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Relationship Patterns

The ACT Counselling Services team have had 2 insightful weeks delivering inputs 6 and 7 of the ‘Practising Schema Focused Therapy’ course…

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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…

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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)…

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ACT’S New Schema Therapy Course…

Last night was the very first evening of the new ACT Counselling Services ‘Practising Schema Focused Therapy’ — an approach by Jeff Young 10 week course…

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Rules for Living

So what do we mean by ‘rules.’ What we mean is ‘Rules for Living.’ A rule for living is the behavioural adjustment that a child makes in order to cope…

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Solution Focused Practice

We need to shift away from “labelling” or diagnosing mental health problems in children and move towards “case formulations…

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Relapse prevention

When is the best time to introduce a relapse prevention plan? Well, regardless of the goal, how do you keep going with the plan and not give into…

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Gestalt – a way of living. CPD Course.

Gestalt Psychotherapy gives us great insight and power and gives us the ability as human beings make sense of our lives. With this in mind, let’s reflect…

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Ellis’ Absolutistic Beliefs

Albert Ellis who as many of our readers will know was the founder of Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT), one of the approaches that influenced…

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Relapse Prevention in Models of Therapy

Our attention turns to Relapse Prevention Therapy and the models used within it. Relapse Prevention and Management techniques should be skilfully passed…

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Negative Thinking

Negative thinking affects all of us. We have designed our own Psycho education process that can help identify, clarify and evaluate unhelpful thoughts…

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