Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive behavioural therapy is a form of self-help assistance. It is a psychotherapy that seeks to identify and help change potentially self-destructive or unhealthy habits of thinking, feeling and behaving. Behavioural therapists use a number of techniques and methods that have proven to be successful through evidence-based research. These strategies are developed and applied transparently in cooperation with the patient. The objective is to enable the patient to cope with psychological difficulties, to accept and be open for new thinking and behavior approaches and to let go of old established patterns. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy focuses both on current problems and on the factors that may have caused the symptoms. As such, patients get a feeling for the causes and history of development of their personal situations.
Depth psychology is a psychoanalytic approach to therapy and research which take the unconscious into account. It is the study of unconscious mental processes and motives, especially in psychoanalytic theory and practice. Here, it is assumed that inner conflicts (e.g. contradictory desires, motives and values) have developed over time in the early biography of the patient. Mental disorders can herein be caused by repetitive topics. The objective is to identify and understand these topics in order to confront these in the present moment. During therapeutical sessions an active conversation is sought to discuss problematic topics and backgrounds. Biographical imprints and emotional traces are being uncovered and reflected on. Based on this, new spaces can be created for the experiences and behavior of the present moment.