ACT is a mindfulness-based behavioural therapy. Proponents of ACT do not emphasise symptom reduction but encourage acceptance of what is out of your personal control, and a commitment to actions that will maximise your potential to lead a rich, fulfilling life. The therapy focuses on values, forgiveness, acceptance, compassion, and being at one with oneself, which in turn leads to symptom reduction.
Act has been proven effective with a diverse range of clinical conditions:
ACT sessions can vary from 6 sessions to 20 sessions, depending on the chronicity and complexity of the problem. ACT can be delivered individually, in a couple or group. The sessions will contain a mixture of metaphor, paradox and mindfulness skills, along with a variety of experiential exercises and values-guided behavioural interventions.
There is a large body of empirical data supporting the effectiveness of ACT in the treatment of the conditions mentioned above (Harris, 2006).
Your treatment plan will always be tailored to fit your lifestyle and needs. Not only do we pride ourselves on being an evidence-based practice, whereby we only use treatments that are proven to work, we also endeavour to be a practice-based practice: We will invite continuous feedback to ensure we are delivering the most effective intervention that has the greatest benefits for you. At Elite Psychology we try to accommodate people’s needs and can provide therapy via different modes such as Skype or face time.
Call us on 020 3815 7935 for further information or to book an assessment. Alternatively you can complete the online contact form.