What Is Acceptance And Commitment Therapy And How Can It Help?
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What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – or ACT, for short – gets it name from one of its core messages: to accept what is out of your personal control, while committing to do whatever you can do to improve your quality of life.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Surrey

We offer Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in our clinic in Godalming (near Guildford) in Surrey and via Skype if necessary.

What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

The aim of ACT is to help people create a rich full and meaningful life, while effectively handling the pain and stress that life inevitably brings. It does this by:

1) Teaching you psychological skills to deal with your painful thoughts and feelings effectively – in such a way that they have much less impact and influence over you. (These are known as mindfulness skills.)

2) Helping you to clarify what is truly important and meaningful to you – i.e. your values – then use that knowledge to guide, inspire and motivate you to change your life for the better.

How can Acceptance and Commitment Therapy help?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a scientifically proven model with roots in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) that has been shown to be effective with a wide range of issues, such as depression, anxiety & panic, stress, OCD, PTSD, physical health conditions, weight management and many others.

Written by Dr. Olivia Thrift – registered Counselling Psychologist and founder of The Psychology Company.