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Schema Therapy

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In today's fast-paced world, mental health issues such as addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, bereavement, and stress have become increasingly prevalent. These conditions can significantly impact an individual's quality of life, making it essential to seek professional help. One such effective approach is Schema Therapy, offered by Clarina Counselling & Psychotherapy.


Schema Therapy is an integrative approach that combines elements from cognitive-behavioural therapy, attachment theory, and psychodynamic therapy. It focuses on identifying and addressing maladaptive schemas or patterns that develop during childhood and persist into adulthood, leading to emotional distress and dysfunctional behaviours.


Schema Therapy involves several phases, including assessment, education, emotional processing, and behavioural change. The therapist works collaboratively with the client to identify and understand their maladaptive schemas, develop healthier coping strategies, and promote positive change.


It’s going to be ok, and I’m here to support and guide you every step of the way.

Schema Therapy for Addiction

Addiction is a complex condition that can have devastating effects on an individual's life. Schema Therapy helps individuals understand the underlying emotional triggers and develop healthier ways of coping, leading to long-term recovery.

Schema Therapy for Anxiety

Anxiety is characterized by excessive worry and fear, which can interfere with daily functioning. Schema Therapy helps individuals identify and challenge their negative beliefs and develop effective coping strategies to manage anxiety symptoms.

Schema Therapy for Depression

Depression is a mood disorder that can significantly impact an individual's emotional well-being. Schema Therapy focuses on addressing underlying emotional needs and developing healthier ways of thinking and behaving, leading to improved mood and overall well-being.

Schema Therapy for Trauma

Trauma can have a profound impact on an individual's mental health, leading to symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares, and hypervigilance. Schema Therapy helps individuals process traumatic experiences and develop a sense of safety and trust, leading to healing and recovery.

Schema Therapy for Eating Disorders

Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder can have serious physical and psychological consequences. Schema Therapy helps individuals understand the underlying emotional triggers and develop healthier relationships with food and their bodies.

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Schema Therapy for Bereavement

Bereavement is a natural response to the loss of a loved one, but it can also be a challenging and overwhelming experience. Schema Therapy helps individuals process their grief and develop healthy coping strategies, leading to healing and acceptance.

Schema Therapy for Stress

Stress is a common experience that can have a significant impact on an individual's physical and mental health. Schema Therapy helps individuals identify and challenge their maladaptive coping strategies and develop healthier ways of managing stress.


Schema Therapy is fantastic for behaviours and habitual actions. Get in touch to see how you can benefit from it.

  • What is psychotherapy, and how does it differ from counselling?
    Psychotherapy involves a more in-depth exploration of emotional issues and typically addresses deeper-rooted patterns and concerns. Counselling tends to focus on specific problems and finding solutions for them within a shorter timeframe.
  • How do I know if I need psychotherapy or counselling?
    I can help you determine the most suitable approach based on your individual needs and goals. If you're unsure, feel free to contact us for a consultation to discuss your concerns and explore your options.
  • How long does therapy typically last?
    The duration of therapy varies depending on factors such as the nature of your concerns, your goals for therapy, and your progress over time. Some clients may achieve their goals in a few sessions, while others may benefit from longer-term therapy.
  • Is therapy confidential?
    Yes, confidentiality is a fundamental aspect of therapy. I adhere to strict ethical guidelines and professional standards to ensure that your privacy is protected at all times. Exceptions to confidentiality are rare and typically involve situations where there is a risk of harm to yourself or others.
  • What types of issues can therapy help with?
    Therapy can be beneficial for a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, stress management, self-esteem issues, and more. I have extensive expertise in various therapeutic approaches to address diverse concerns effectively.
  • What happens during the first therapy session?
    During the initial session, your therapist will gather information about your current concerns, personal history, and therapy goals. This session also provides an opportunity for you to ask questions, discuss your expectations for therapy, and build rapport.
  • How often will I need to attend therapy sessions?
    The frequency of therapy sessions depends on your individual needs and preferences. Initially, sessions may be scheduled weekly or bi-weekly to establish momentum and progress. Over time, session frequency may decrease as you make strides towards your therapy goals.
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