Clinical Psychologists Specialise
Is Providing Evidence Based Treatments
Clinical Psychologists specialise in providing evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). All of these approaches are widely accepted around the world to treat a wide range of problems. They have been extensively researched and shown to be effective in clinical trials (in which the treatment’s effectiveness is compared against the results of having no treatment or against other treatments, such as medication).
All these therapies have a practical problem-solving approach, and focus on teaching people the skills to hep them find solutions to their problems.
They focus mainly on the present, rather than on childhood experiences. They are not psychoanalysis and do not involve lying on a couch, dream analysis or “weird” things. Of course, it can be useful to look at how and when unhelpful patterns developed, but our focus is much more on what you want your life to be about now, and what is preventing you from achieving it.