It can be used for both the promotion of wellbeing and enhancement of performance.
Psychotherapy (also called counselling) is a term used for talking therapies that promote healing and personal development. Individual psychotherapy can help with problems such as stress, depression, anxiety, trauma and addictions. Geoff uses multiple types of psychotherapy.
This branch of psychology draws on teachings of various wisdom traditions, such as Buddhism, Yoga and Shamanism as well as modern evidence-based practice.
The approach often works with self-identity and its development across the lifespan, including issues related to masculinity, femininity and connection with others.
The approach makes space for discussions about purpose in life, spiritual and transformative experiences, meditation and dream analysis. It mixes standard counselling with meditations, shamanic rituals, breath work, deep relaxation and other transcendental practices.
Other evidence-based psychotherapies are also available. These include:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) explores how a person’s thoughts shape their behaviours and emotions. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has a lot of scientific research supporting its effectiveness and will be used for people under a Mental Health Care Plan.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) helps a person identify what they really value and learn the skills needed to move towards the fulfilment of these values despite daily stresses and problems. Mindfulness training is core to ACT and helps a person defuse from painful thoughts and feelings.