Health

Our approach

At our clinic we provide Brief Strategic Therapy the most innovative form of psychological therapy currently available. We are best known for our specialist treatment and success with Anxiety, Phobias and Eating Disorders. Designed and scientifically tested through 50 years of international clinical research with over 4000 clinical cases, in 85 Clinics in USA and Europe, this model has proven time and time again, to be the most effective solution currently available to treat some of the most debilitating psychological and relationship based problems.This Model of therapy allows us to resolve your concern, briefly and effectively and is scientifically proven in research.
Frequency of treatment: you will normally attend for 2 sessions only! per month Most of our cases have been resolved with 7 sessions of therapy. When therapy has concluded, we then provide a 3 month 6 month and 1 year follow up service which is completely free of charge. This is done to ensure that the changes sought are being maintained and helps us in being more effective with future patients. This treatment is only able be offered by registered and qualified professional clinical practitioners in psychology, psychiatry and psychotherapy.
Brief Strategic Therapy is a scientifically verified treatment which involves the use of highly refined clinical interventions, which achieve the maximum results, that is (complete problem solution) in the quickest time possible. Brief Strategic Therapy is based on using (55 years) of scientifically tested and rigorous logical interventions that draw on psychology, communication and linguistic theory primarily although not exclusively.
The empirical-experimental research of the Brief strategic intervention protocols intended for specific clinical problems has led to the creation of the advanced Brief Strategic Therapy Model. This model’s success in the clinical field has also lead to researching its effects in other contexts such as educational, business and social contexts. The outcome of this work constitutes the elaboration of new specific protocols, techniques and strategies, for solving particular types of human problems and represents a revolutionary school of thought in Psychology and Psychotherapy.
Treatment is usually divided in to the following 7 stages:

1: Assessing what problem the person or family wants to resolve
2: A full and comprehensive analysis of any failed attempted solutions to date
3: Deciding the problem to be worked on with the clients
4: Application of our unique treatment over the course of 2 sessions per month with a maximum of 8 sessions (although in practice most problems are resolved before the 8th session)
5: We then measure the effects of our work with our clients and assess how well the problem has been solved
6: End of treatment only happens when the client is fully satisfied with the outcome
7: Final stage is a FREE OF CHARGE, brief, 3 month, 6 month and 1 year check up/ meeting with ALL patients to ensure that the problem has been fully resolved
Health

Treating Depression

Depression:

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, symptoms of depression may include the following:

Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions
Fatigue and decreased energy
Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and/or helplessness
Feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism
Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping
Irritability, restlessness
Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, including sex
Overeating or appetite loss
Persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment
Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings
Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts

In the last decade, depression has become prevalent disorder, and there are various debates regarding its biological and environmental causes. A great deal has been written about depression, but we would like to limit our explanations to our successful strategies in the treatment of this problem.

From our theoretical and clinical point of view, depression is regarded as the tendency to fail to find pleasure in our life, to give up on life, due to a sense of helplessness. This process can be maintained without realising it and even after trying extremely hard in many ways to change the problem without any success. This creates a rigid belief about oneself, others or the world in general. It can also stem from other conditions like sleep disorders, joblessness, family crisis, or genetic predispositions.

The most common attempted at solving depression, by depressed persons is to express their concern and negative sense of the world. While the close family and friends often offer encouragment, consolation, and protective attitude this can actually make the person feel worse.

We normally see clients on their own, however if clients are willing, we can also meet with their family and invite them to be participants in the therapy to assist us and the client in resolving the depression.

Nevertheless our immediate aim is to identify and consequentially resolve this state of depression. While at the same time create functional strategies that can help rescue him or her from their current experience.