Psychological Interventions/Treatments Provided
A list of therapeutic interventions are available in this section with a brief explanation of what they entail. Dr Harrison is an Integrative Psychotherapist which means she can work by combining two or more psychotherapeutic approaches in order to help you.
A Full psychological assessment is provided in your first appointment. This will help you and your therapist develop an understanding of the issues you would like to work on. You will also be given a chance to discuss the best way forward by exploring various psychological interventions and your therapist will provide you with an individual therapy plan.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) can be an effective intervention for a range of psychological problems, such as depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and anxiety. CBT can help reduce distress or unwanted behaviours and provide more adaptive learning experiences.
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy focusses on our self- awareness and understanding of how our past experiences have influenced and impacted upon our current behaviour, experiences and relationships. This approach can help you examine unresolved personal conflicts and symptoms that may have arisen from difficult past events and relationships.
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
When people experience traumatic events emotions can sometimes overwhelm the brain. The brain is then unable to manage, cope with or process information as it usually should. Distressing experiences then become ‘Frozen in Time’. They remain stored in the brain in the original ‘Raw Form’ and can recur as action replays or intrusive memories.
EMDR appears to directly influence the way that the brain functions and it helps to restore normal ways of dealing with problems. Following successful EMDR therapy, the memories of the events are no longer painful.
Clinical Hypnotherapy and Hypnoanalysis
Hypnosis is an inward focussing of attention through which the demands of the outside world are switched off. It is a state of deep relaxation during which the critical analytic mind is calmed, making the unconscious mind more accessible. During Hypnosis you are not asleep and nothing can happen without your consent. Hypnotherapy is an effective form of treatment and can help with a wide range of psychological and emotional problems.
Dr Harrison has extensive experience in working with individuals who have a range of physical health problems. The areas in which she has specialised are around Stroke Rehabilitation and Adjustment Disorders and Pain Management.
Areas of Psychological Therapy
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder
- Self harm
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Humanistic therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Psychodynamic therapy