- MSc Clinical Psychology (University of Amsterdam)
- Registered with EABCT (European Association for Behavioural Cognitive Therapy)
- Member of the British Psychological Society
- Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, known as “ACT” (pronounced as the word “act”) is a mindfulness-based behavioral therapy that challenges the ground rules of most Western psychology.
The goal of ACT is to create a rich and meaningful life, while accepting the pain that inevitably goes with it. Which is different because we are used to often struggle against feeling anxious/low of whatever. We do everything to avoid feeling negatively but at what cost?
It utilizes a mix of metaphor, paradox and mindfulness skills, along with a range of experiential exercises and values-guided behavioral interventions.
This style of counselling is effective with anxiety and depression, sleeping problems and other more common issues.
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) may be able to help...
- Insomnia & sleep problems
- Many other common conditions
Our Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) Therapists
- Tuesdays 9.00am - 5.00pm
- Thursdays 12.00pm - 5.00pm
- Evenings (by arrangement - please enquire)
Appointments & Enquiries
To check availability, make an appointment or make a general enquiry about Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), please call 0114 276 9500 or email us using the form below. Mandatory fields are marked with a *.
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