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An integrated approach to mental health care

At The Mind Faculty, we believe in an integrated approach to mental health care. This is based on the philosophy that mental health is influenced by a variety of interrelated factors such as life choices, environment, genetic makeup and relationships. Our treatment plans are collaborative and multidisciplinary, taking in account each individual’s journey and the stories that make up the history of their lives. We work together with our patients to ensure they are balanced physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. 

Types of therapy


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Psychological Assessments

Psychological assessments are designed to provide additional information so that a full understanding of an individual’s current functioning and potential can be obtained.  Testing will be tailored to the individual client and the particular referral question.  Evaluations can be conducted to aid with questions regarding school performance, learning disabilities or emotional disturbances.

Evaluations be used to provide a profile of an individual’s development in the areas of motor skills, communication skills, and socialization skills.  Such information can be used to determine academic readiness or whether an individual may have a developmental delay, such as Autism or Asperger’s Disorder.  Results from these assessments can be used to develop strategies for optimizing strengths and addressing needs at school, work, and in the community. 


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Couples Counselling

This is a type of psychotherapy. This helps couples of all types recognize and resolve conflicts to improve their relationships. Through couples counselling, you can make thoughtful decisions about rebuilding your relationship or going your separate ways.

Some couples seek marriage counselling to strengthen their bond and gain a better understanding of each other. It can also help couples who plan to get married.In other cases, couples may seek counselling to improve a trouble relationship. This includes issues such as:

  • Communication problems
  • Different goals and values
  • Life changes
  • Lack of trust
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Conflicts about child rearing or blended families
  • Substance abuse
  • Financial problems
  • Work-related stress
  • Anger
  • Infidelity

The list is not exhaustive and every situation is unique. Whatever the concern is, couples counselling can be an incredibly helpful step forward. Sometimes speaking to someone with no connection to yourself or your partner is all it takes for you to pain some perspective, with the added bonus of having the skills and experience to guide you through your concerns. 

Source: Mayo Clinic


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Individual Therapy

This is the process where individual work one-on-one with a trained therapist in a safe, caring and confidential environment to work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals and work toward desired change.

People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons, from coping with challenges or old traumas, to dealing with anxiety and depression, or simply desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge.

We believe in an integrated approach to mental health. By combining several different modalities, we tailor each treatment plan to the individual’s needs. 

Types of therapy

Cognitive and behavioral therapy

This is based on the way you think and/ or behavior. These therapies recognize that it is possible to change our thoughts or behaviors to overcome specific problems. This includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive analytic therapy.

Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic therapies

This is based on an individual’s unconscious thoughts and perceptions that have developed throughout their childhood, and how these affect their current behavior and thoughts. This includes Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic therapy.

Humanistic therapies

This focuses on self-development growth and responsibilities. They seek to help individuals recognize their strengths, creativity and choice in the ‘here and now’. This includes Existential therapy and Gestalt therapy. 

Interpersonal therapy

This focuses on the way our relationships affect us and also how other mental health difficulties can affect our relationships.

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

This therapy modality can alter the way that traumatic memories are stored within the brain so that they are easier to manage and cause less distress. It can also be used to treat depression, performance anxiety, phobias and fears, anxiety and low self-esteem. 

Source: Counselling Directory


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Psychosexual Therapy

This is designed to help people living with difficulties that are of a psychological, sexual nature and that are too difficult or complex to be resolved on their own.

Some of the issues psychosexual therapists will be able to help with include: loss of sexual desire, painful intercourse, difficulties with orgasm, arousal disorders, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, sexual difficulties following abuse, general breakdown in a couple's relationship, fear of sex, not being able to achieve penetrative sex, sex avoidance, hypersexuality, exhibitionism and fetishism. 

 

Source: Counselling Directory


Group Therapy

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In group therapy, you learn that you are not alone in experiencing your problems. You can experiment with trying to relate to people differently in a safe environment, with a psychologist present to assist as needed. Additionally, it allows you to learn from the experiences of others with similar problems.  In group, not only do clients receive tremendous understanding, support, and encouragement from others facing similar issues, but they also gain different perspectives, ideas, and viewpoints on those issues.

Group therapy is an effective way to deepen your understanding of yourself and your relationships. It is a unique experience of joining together with others who share common goals, fears, and frustrations. In combination with the caring and supportive guidance of the therapist, group members can feel safe enough to explore their self-defeating responses to life’s losses, hurts, and pressures.

It offers you the opportunity to develop the strength to identify your needs, handle conflicts, and receive support. In a safe environment you can identify your stressors and how you have handled them in the past. Then you will be able to practice new skills, which can be applied to your personal life. 

Group therapy is suitable for a large variety of problems and difficulties. The following is a list of issues commonly treated via group therapy:

  • Anger Management
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Abuse

Please check our calendar for upcoming sessions. 


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Mindfulness

Mindfulness aims to reconnect us with ourselves by paying attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them. Clinical studies have proven that mindfulness can reduce anxiety, have fewer negative feelings as well as improvements in physical conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome and psoriasis. Those with mental health concerns may benefit from therapy that incorporates mindfulness such as mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. It trains participants to develop and draw on their own inner resources to bring about focus, greater balance, coping strategies, stability and wellbeing. MBCT is offered as a complement to medical and psychological treatments, as well as an alternative to antidepressant medication in the prevention of relapse of depression, as well as for overall health enhancement, resiliency and self care.  


Art Therapy

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Art therapy is a type of psychotherapy that uses art to help people explore their thoughts and emotions through creative expression. This can be useful for those who find it difficult to verbalize their feelings.

It tends to look at issues in a different way and can help participants to tap into emotions have been previously buried or ignored.  It can benefit:

  • Patients with mental health problems: Art therapy is recommend by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence as a treatment for schizophrenia and related conditions
  • Those who have experienced trauma: This can offer clients a sense of choice and control by building a narrative about the trauma
  • Those with learning difficulties or on the autistic spectrum: Art as therapy can be helpful to those who may not be able to verbalise clearly what they feel
  • Those with dementia – Tapping into the creative part of the brain helps to lower stress levels and restore a sense of personal identity
  • Those with chronic/ terminal illness – It can help patients to regain a sense of control, freedom and self-expression 

Source: Counselling Directory


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Play Therapy

Play therapy is based on the fact that children naturally express themselves though play. With play therapy, the children enters a thereputic relationship where they can safely express, explore and make sense of their difficult and sometimes painful life experiences The therapy helps to build on their inner resources and strengths, which can bring around growth, development and healing in the child. 

This therapy is appropriate for children aged 3 - 11 years old who have experiences or exhibit the following: aggressive behaviours, anxiety, attachment issues, childhood issues, chronic illness, grief and loss, sleeping issues, grief and loss, and trauma. It can also be useful for children with ADD & ADHD, Autism, speech problems and developmental delays. 

Source: Australia Play Therapist Association


Clinical Hypnotherapy

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Clinical hypnosis is an altered state of awareness, perception or consciousness for a therapeutic endpoint. This means that people are not treated with hypnosis but are treated in hypnosis. It deals directly with the subconscious mind, which may the key to unleashing our potential, changing our unwanted habits and behaviors and finding solutions to our problems and concerns.

Hypnotherapy can also be used to enhance sports performance, and ease the symptoms of physical disorders such as psoriasis and ulcers. It can also help with acute and chronic pain. 

Sleep Talk

We all know that the child will be the leader of tomorrow so it is very important that we give them the best we can today to ensure that they grow up to be healthy, happy and positive people. Sleep Talk for Children is the best gift that any parent can give to their child, a gift that can last a lifetime.

The Goulding SleepTalk™ process is easy to learn, takes parents only a few minutes daily at bedtime, and it can’t be “done wrong”. It’s absolutely safe, ethical and positive. SleepTalk™ is for people who are looking for a simple, non-intrusive self-esteem and behaviour change process for children that can help parents achieve what they want most - happy children and happy families.

The process is about developing a child's emotional resilience, the mind's firewall, which protects against negative suggestions; much like a firewall on a computer protects it from outside interference and damage.

It can help with issues such as separation anxiety, sibling rivalry, bed wetting, nail biting, social phobia, bad eating habits, night mares, sleep disturbances, behavior issues, ADHD, increasing school performance/ sports performance etc.

Hypnoband™

The Hypno- Band procedure has been proven to be effective in assisting people to lose weight and gain a healthier and fitter body.

The Hypno-Band could change your life forever. Imagine having the results usually achieved by having a surgical Gastric Band fitted but not having to go through surgery, and the painful side effects. We create a state of mind where you will believe you actually have a Gastric Band fitted! You will eat smaller portions and feel full. The Hypno-Band system is a long term solution to your weight problems.

It has to be highlighted here that it is YOU who holds the key to losing weight and achieving your ultimate goal. No system, however expensive, will work if you are not 100% committed. The human mind is in fact the most powerful weight loss instrument, and by using Hypno- Band, a revolutionary weight loss system using hypnosis, you will have the necessary tools and power to change your eating habits.

The Hypno-Band system helps you to change your behaviour and life-style, which in turn provides you with the ability to lose weight and stay that way!


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Occupational Therapy 

Occupational therapy helps people participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities participate fully in school and social situations, help people recovering from injury to regain skills, as well as provide support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes (e.g., recovering from a stroke or suffering dementia).

This may include a comprehensive evaluation of the client's home and other environments, recommendation for adaptive equipment and training in its use, and guidance and education for the family members and caregivers. 

Source: The American Occupational Therapy Association


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Corporate Training and Development

1 in 5 employees are likely to experience a mental health condition. Untreated depression results in over 6 million working days lost. Here in The Mind Faculty we understand that mental and emotional health is an integral part of human capital development. It is important to provide a positive organizational culture that is conducive to good mental health. Businesses that invest in mental health are more productive, innovative and morely likely to recruit the brightest people.

 We understand that every business and organization is different and pre-packaged training programs don’t work for everyone. Our client-focused approach allows us to design training programs that are driven to meet your needs and also incorporating the values of mental and emotional health.

Our in-house training programmes, workshops and one-on-one coaching sessions are tailored to accommodate your specific requirements. Our facilitators and trainers are all practicing specialists in their specific fields and bring many years of practical experience as well as a solid educational background to the table. Subject matters are taught using advanced adult learning techniques with interactive hands-on training.


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Speech Therapy

Speech therapy provides life-changing treatment, support and care for children and adults who have difficulties with communication, or with eating, drinking and swallowing.

It supports premature babies and infants with conditions such as cerebral palsy, cleft palate and Down syndrome from very early in life who have difficulties with drinking, swallowing and early play and communication skills.

It helps children with primary speech, language and communication difficulties as well as other conditions like learning difficulties and hearing problems.

It supports adults who have development conditions such as learning disabilities, autism and Down syndrome. It also helps adults with communication and swallowing difficulties as a result of medical conditions such as stroke, head and neck cancer, Parkinson’s disease and dementia. 


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Sports Psychology

“The mental part is the hardest part, and I think that’s what separates the good players from the great players.”
- Michael Jordan

Together we can develop a specific program tailored to your particular sport and your unique strengths and weaknesses.  Our services can help athletes manage anxiety, develop relaxation techniques, and enhance leadership skills.  Others have sought our services for help with a lack of consistency, to address difficulty maintaining focus, or to aid with recovery from injury.  Sport psychology can assist with goal setting, confidence, and visualizing yourself being successful, in an attempt to help you reach your full potential. 

We also offer programs that help with team leadership and development, which focus on strengthening positive inter-player communication.