About Psychotherapy

(talking therapy)

Jeni Nelson Therapies offers two forms of talking therapy (psychotherapy);

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Compassion Focused Therapy

 

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is an approach to talking therapy that is brief and effective. Research shows it to bring about lasting change in up to 83% of referrals. It can be brief because it is future-focused and because it works with the strengths of those who come by making the best use of their resources, and it can bring about lasting change precisely because it aims to build solutions rather than solve problems.

SFBT is future-focused, goal-directed, and focuses on solutions, rather than on the problems that brought clients to seek therapy.

SFBT helps clients change by constructing solutions rather than dwelling on problems. In the most basic sense, it is a hope friendly, positive emotion eliciting, future-oriented vehicle for formulating, motivating, achieving, and sustaining desired behavioral change.

More information to follow...  But in the meantime, you can get in touch if you'd like to know more.

Compassion Focused Therapy

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) is an talking therapy that seeks to reduce mental and emotional distress and promote wellbeing, by helping people learn how to relate to themselves (and others) in a more compassionate, caring way. 

 

Whilst many of us are taught to treat other people in kind and caring ways, it’s less common to be taught how to treat ourselves in this manner.  Studies from across the world show that training our minds to be more compassionate is associated with lower levels of depression, anxiety, stress, shame, self-criticism and worry.  In turn this promotes higher levels of wellbeing and life satisfaction.

CFT integrates various theories and practices, including attachment theory, developmental psychology, evolutionary psychology, neuroscience, cognitive behavioral therapy and ideas from Buddhist psychology.  

More information to follow...  But in the meantime, you can get in touch if you'd like to know more.

(Please note that the text on this page has been derived from the websites of BRIEF, Balanced Minds and The Institute for Solution-Focused Therapy and will be updated shortly to more original text.)

© 2021 by Jeni Nelson.