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Clinical psychologists are specialists in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of psychological and mental health problems. They work with adults, children and teenagers and are trained to provide a range of evidence-based techniques and therapies such as cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). Clinical psychologists use psychological theory and research to provide a tailored intervention for each client.
The Clinical Psychologists at Mindright have completed a Masters, Doctorate, or PhD in Clinical Psychology, as well as ongoing professional development and skills training. They are highly qualified and experienced health care providers who have demonstrated expertise in the treatment of a wide variety of mental health concerns and work collaboratively with other treating health professionals, such as General Practitioners (GPs), to ensure that clients receive optimal care.
Couple Therapy Services
In addition to our clinical psychologists providing individual therapy at Mindright, Dr Mary Cantrill is a social worker and couple therapist specialising in providing support and intervention to couples experiencing relationship difficulties. Dr Cantrill also provides family therapy and relationship mediation for adults processing issues in their family relationships.
Mindright specialise in the assessment and treatment of:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a well validated treatment for a wide range of difficulties including depression and anxiety. CBT emphasises the link between thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Negative or unhelpful thoughts can cause self-destructive feelings and behaviours. CBT is about becoming aware of these unhelpful patterns and then challenging them to create more helpful thoughts, which can help to improve mood or reduce anxiety. CBT also aims to increase behavioural skills to better manage difficulties, such as behavioural activation,problem solving, goal setting, relaxation training, communication skills and exposure therapy.
CBT focuses on ways to implement strategies into your daily life to improve your mental health and reduce psychological difficulties. CBT is typically delivered within 10-12 treatment sessions and works especially well for clients presenting with acute psychological difficulties.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT is an internationally recognised and validated therapy model that focuses on letting go of fusion or attachment to thoughts, embracing the present moment, and engaging in effective patterns of behavioral action to move toward value-based goals. The idea is that life can be painful, and attempts to reduce pain through control and avoidance only result in additional unnecessary suffering. The ultimate goal of practicing the basic principles of ACT is to build a rich, vibrant, and meaningful life while accepting the inevitable pain that comes with it. ACT is a good adjunct to CBT therapy for clients experiencing depression, anxiety and a range of other psychological difficulties.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
DBT is a skill-based behavioural therapeutic approach that has demonstrated strong research support for the effective treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), which often involves self-injurious behaviors, dichotomous thinking, and labile moods. DBT is often recommended for clients presenting with acute difficulties with regulating his/her emotions and high levels of distress. DBT interventions and skills are encapsulated within four modules: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.
Couple Therapy works with both partners to identify factors contributing to problems in the relationship and provides the space to process these difficulties to better understand each other’s experience and to collaborate on ways in which these difficulties can be better managed either through strategies and intervention or through respecting differences. Common problems that bring couples to therapy for counselling include communication difficulties and conflict, trust, infidelity, disconnection in the relationship, unfulfilled emotional needs, stress in the family system and supporting a partner with significant psychological difficulties. The couple therapy is neutral in the therapeutic relationship and works for the best interests of the couple, not an individual.