Types of Therapy and Consultations
Several forms of therapy are offered at Red Tree Practice including – Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). These therapies may be combined with medication-based treatment, depending on the assessment and recommendations from your medical specialist. We will work with you to determine the most appropriate form of therapy for you.
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy seeks to relieve symptoms through the development of insight, or the slowly developing awareness of feelings and thoughts that were once outside of the person’s awareness. Psychodynamic psychotherapy is a longer term treatment compared to CBT. It is helpful for a range of problems including depression, anxiety, sexual and emotional intimacy difficulties, physical symptoms without physical basis, and personality disorders amongst other problems.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a type of psychotherapy that helps people to change unhelpful or unhealthy thinking habits, feelings and behaviours. CBT may be used to treat problems including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, uncontrollable anger, substance abuse, eating disorders and other problems.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a form of psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. During EMDR therapy, an external stimulus (usually eye movements) is utilised to allow for more adaptive processing of emotionally disturbing material. While initially developed as a treatment for PTSD, this therapy is useful in a wide range of conditions where distressing memories form a part of the challenges experienced.
Management Plan Assessments
Management Plan Assessments: Your GP may refer you for a management plan with one of our doctors. This entails a one-off assessment, which can be over 1 to 2 sessions. Once the assessment has taken place, our doctors will develop and diagnostic and comprehensive management plan to be forwarded to your GP for ongoing management suggestions. This is sometimes referred to as a 291 Management Plan/Referral.