Schema Focused Therapy
Schema Focused Therapy, or Schema therapy, is an integrative approach based on cognitive-behavioural or skills-based techniques along with object relations and gestalt approaches.
In psychology and cognitive science a schema is a mental structure that represents some aspect of the world. Schemas or cognitive schemas are ways of thinking that comprise a set of core beliefs and assumptions about how the world operates.
The term schema was used in The Learning Theory of the British psychologist Sir Frederic Bartlett (Bartlett, 1932), Jean Piaget (1926).
Schema theory was developed by the educational psychologist R. C. Anderson.
Schema therapy approach was developed by Jeffrey Young.
Focus on deeper aspects of emotion, personality and schemas (fundamental ways of categorizing and reacting to the world); the relationship with the therapist (including a process of “limited re-parenting”), daily life outside of therapy and traumatic childhood experiences.
Schema Therapy is based on the idea that negative thoughts and behaviour patterns (Maladaptive Schemas) can be attributed to bad childhood experiences, exist for long periods of time, create self-defeatist attitudes and prevent individuals from achieving their goals and meeting their needs.
Schema therapists aim to identify the negative schemas in the client's early life/adolescence, replace negative patterns positive, healthier alternatives.
Indications: individuals with Borderline personality disorder, treatment of a wide range of issues such as relationships.
Counselling and Psychotherapy may be provided via Skype and FaceTime in the comfort of your home, office or any place of your choice.