Specialized treatments such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, Schema Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and other clinically proven therapies are used as appropriate to best serve individual needs and achieve maximum success in the shortest possible time frame. Shona's choice of intervention depends on the individual needs of the client but is frequently a combination of more than one therapeutic model.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
In CBT patterns of thinking and behaving are explored and recognized in an effort to improve functioning and cope more effectively.
Interpersonal Psycotherapy (IPT)
IPT is a proven approach which focuses specifically on interpersonal relationships as a means of bringing about change, with the goal of helping clients to improve their interpersonal relationships or change their expectations about their relationships.
Play therapy is generally used with children aged 3 through 11 and provides a way for them to express their experiences and feelings through a natural, self-guided, self-healing process. As children's experiences and knowledge are often communicated through play, it becomes an important vehicle for them to know and accept themselves and others. Through play, Shona can communicate with and assist children, to prevent or resolve psychosocial challenges.
Narrative therapy is a form of psychotherapy that seeks to help people identify their values and between skills and knowledge they have to live these values, so they can effectively confront whatever problems they face. This is explored through client stories or narratives of their lives and experiences.
Schema therapy provides a new system of psychotherapy that is especially well suited to clients with entrenched, chronic psychological disorders which have been difficult to treat. The therapy blends elements from CBT with various other therapies into a rich, unifying conceptual and very effective treatment model.