ACT - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Newcastle
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Newcastle
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy that can help with a range of problems, including depression, anxiety, self-criticism, perfectionism, and even physical pain or illness.
At the core of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy is learning to change your relationship with your thoughts, and develop more flexible thinking so that you can let go of problematic thoughts more easily.
When a problem cannot be altered, the way we think about it can be, and ACT can help you learn to “unstick” yourself from unhelpful thinking patterns and dwelling or ruminating on intrusive or negative thoughts.
ACT in Newcastle – How Does it Work?
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a newer form of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) that works by helping you to learn to let go of dwelling, rumination or fixation on negative thoughts, and also help you build a life that is more fulfilling and worthwhile.
By exploring how we “fuse” with negative thoughts, and helping you develop skills to change the stories or thoughts we hold about ourselves, our Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Counsellors in Newcastle can help you overcome a range of problems related to negative thinking and problematic behaviour.
As well as helping you think in a more helpful way, ACT can also help you identify your values – those things that give life meaning and help you move towards a more fulfilling life with even more happiness and focus.
How many Acceptance and Commitment Therapy sessions you require will be discussed with you by your therapist at the initial face to face or online consultation. Factors affecting the number of sessions will include the particular issues you are facing and your goals for therapy.
What Problems do ACT Therapists in Newcastle Help With?
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) is proven an effective treatment for a range of conditions. Research has shown ACT to help with:
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Worry (including Generalised Anxiety Disorder)
- Chronic Pain & Illness
- Adjustment Difficulty (such as divorce, separation, change in employment, retirement)
- Loss, Grief & Bereavement
- Anger Management
- Self-Criticism & Perfectionism
- Personality Difficulties & Personality Disorder
As well as being a proven talking therapy with a number of scientific papers supporting its use in counselling and therapy, ACT is also often used in life coaching to help develop skills to be more successful, happier and more productive in everyday life.
ACT at Newcastle Psychologist and Counselling
At Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling, Dr Stuart Sadler and his team of ACT therapists in Newcastle are able to help you overcome your difficulties and improve how you feel.
Sessions are focused on your goals, with your therapist working to help you overcome your difficulties and giving you the necessary skills and techniques to help you live life the best way you can in spite of what is, or isn’t, going on for you.
The tools you learn from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy can also help you to deal with future challenging situations, help you to manage unhelpful thinking patterns, and give you more choice and control over your behaviour.
If negative thinking or unhelpful patterns of behaviour are affecting the way you feel, or you want to move more towards a more satisfying life, contact us today using the message box below.
Dr Stuart Sadler
Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling
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