New Life Psychology Services provide interventions based on evidence-based therapies, primarily cognitive-behavioural therapy (frequently referred to as CBT) or behavioural therapy. Between them they are among the most heavily researched, effective therapies currently available, spanning the broadest range of presenting issues. We prides ourselves on purposefully focussing on these therapy models, rather than use a ‘jack of all trades’ approach.
Sometimes people ask ‘I’ve seen other websites that list heaps and heaps of different therapies that they provide – why don’t you guys do that?’. Quite simply, the answer lies in a desire to become highly skilled practitioners in specific treatment types (for a practitioner to deliver an effective treatment in a proven-by-research effective treatment type, they need to be highly skilled in that technique).
Yes, our psychologists have had training (up to Masters level) in a wide range of therapeutic interventions including family therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, narrative therapy, emotion-focussed therapy, solution-focussed therapy and others, and while these different paradigms inform our thinking and help shape case formulation and treatment options, it’s our opinion that it’s simply not possible to be an ‘expert’ in a wide range of therapies.
Sometimes people can then wonder “so does that mean that it’s a one-size-fits all approach then?”. A fair enough question, but certainly not how it works with us. Whilst we are all unique, and come with specific backgrounds, upbringings, belief systems and experiences, we do all share common psychological principles. These hold true for us across culture and age. It’s the sign of a skilled psychologist to merge together a person’s uniqueness along with these common psychological principles to perfectly tailor therapy uniquely for each person – something all psychologists at New Life Psychology pride themselves on.