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Aivy Consult and Therapy’s clinical approaches include various counselling and psychotherapy strategies that we use during therapy sessions to support our clients. We know that people have different needs and may be best served by the use of different therapy modalities. The approach or approaches we chose will depend on what best suits your needs. In addition to the approaches detailed below, we also utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Narrative Exposure Therapy.

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Approaches

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment method used to treat various health conditions including obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, addictions, and chronic physical health conditions. CBT is a useful tool that helps to identify thought patterns that contribute to emotional distress that affect behavior. Through this therapy, you will learn skills and strategies that will help change these thought patterns.

Compassion Fatigue Counselling

Compassion fatigue is sometimes referred to as “secondary traumatic stress.” This occurs when caregivers, families or healthcare professionals become seriously affected by the suffering of the people that they support. We believe that caregivers can provide effective compassion only when they remain replenished themselves. Without this, caregivers can suffer health problems including anxiety and depression. In our compassion fatigue counseling, we explore skills that foster self-compassion and address symptoms.

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Solution-Focused Therapy

Solution-Focused Therapy is a useful counselling tool which helps individuals to focus on the moment. It also helps to identify areas of strengths and emphasizes ways that one’s strength can be harnessed to proffer solutions to the current issues. Our therapists gently guide clients toward the future they hope to see and help them clarify their goals.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based treatment used to treat individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD). It can also be used to treat other conditions. It is a form of therapy founded on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), but inclusive of other elements such as acceptance and validation. In DBT, focus is on learning skills that promote improvement in cognitive functioning. The direct benefit of this is the reduction in thoughts that lead to distress and intense maladaptive behaviour. DBT is helpful in decreasing suicidal thoughts and other self-harming behaviours. It is also an effective therapy for impulse control/emotional regulation in stressful conditions.

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