Schema Therapy is an innovative psychotherapy that has been shown to be effective with personality disorders, as well as other chronic psychological patterns. This approach can be used for both individuals and couples struggling with difficult problems they are finding challenging to change. Often the problems present in relationships, this may be with family, partners, friends and or at work. The pattern has a repetitive feel about it and causes enormous distress and turmoil to the person. It often is expressed by the sufferer as if things will never change whatever the person tries to do.
This life pattern, as Dr Jeffrey Young (the founder of Schema Therapy) has termed, results from maladaptive schemas, that were developed in childhood and adolescence, repetitively playing out in a person’s, or couples life. If you are wishing to read more about this area of treatment in greater detail the link below is a useful starting point or book into see us for an initial assesment and we can discuss if this approach is appropriate for you.