Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of psychotherapy. It encourages the client to recognise that we all have a capacity for unpleasant thoughts and feelings, however we can learn not to overreact to them. Clients also discover that they do not need to avoid situations where these thoughts and feelings may arise. Unlike CBT, ACT doesn’t try to teach the client to control these thought, emotions, and sensations, but simply to notice and acknowledge them.
Acceptance therapy can be applied to a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, addiction and more. One of the outcomes of ACT is that the client will be able to embrace events that they have previously avoided.
To arrange an appointment with an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy practitioner contact us at the Heath Group Practice on (02) 93285551, or fill in our online contact form.